Francesco Alicino

Citizenship and Religious Belonging. The Case of Tunisia

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Keywords: Religion; Citizenship; Islam; Western Constitutionalism; Islamic Constitutionalism; Secularism; Human Rights.

This article analyses the relationship between citizenship and religious belonging in the recent history of Tunisia, which is one of the most important Muslim-majority states of the region of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In particular, it focuses attention on the role of Islam in defining citizenship status before and after the transition process that, through the phenonmenon of the so-called Arab Spring, ended with the approval of the 2014 Constitution.

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