Paper 5. Principles of Political Development. Lessons from Tunisia

GPG’s Guide to Parliaments series explores the key processes and functions of parliaments around the world. The Guide highlights the main elements affecting design and delivery of effective parliamentary strengthening projects. This note on the principles of political development raises a number of issues relevant to political reform and building pluralistic political systems in countries in transition, drawing, in particular, on Tunisia as a comparative example.

This paper was written by Dr Jonathan Murphy as a contribution to GPG’s Guide To Parliaments series.