The End of Authoritarian Rule and the Mythology of Tunisia under Ben Ali

  title={The End of Authoritarian Rule and the Mythology of Tunisia under Ben Ali},
  author={Francesco Cavatorta and Rikke Hostrup Haugb{\o}lle},
  journal={Mediterranean Politics},
  pages={179 - 195}
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