Tunisia is the birthplace of the Arab Spring. ‘The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi, a local vendor outraged over the injustices suffered at the hands of the local police, sparked countrywide protests in December 2010. The main target was the corruption and repressive policies of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who was forced to flee the country on January 14 2011 after the armed forces refused to crack down on the protests.Following Ben Ali’s downfall, Tunisia entered a protracted period of politic transition”(Manfreda).Parliamentary elections in October 2011 were won by Islamists who entered into a coalition government with smaller secular parties. But instability continues with disputes over the new constitution and ongoing protests calling for better living conditions.
Tariq Ramadan gives an outline the major dynamics which have taken place in the current financial era. His views are presented amidst the many upheavals which determined the response by the Arabs which have been positive or negative. There has been so many demonstrations in the current world whereby the Arabs have been involved in many global moves against some of the local as well as global decisions. The trend can be associated with many Arab countries. The causes as discussed in this paper are similar.
Internal causes of the Arab spring, policies and responses have contributed to many oppositions and dynamics from within. Poor economic times have been asserted as being responsible for the wild responses by Arabs in the current revolution. Bad economic times implies inability by many citizens to lead independent lives and has called for continued suffering and dependency. Considering that many of the commodities have appreciated in terms of pricing, pressure to keep up with the current demand has been the cause for the Arab spring within the last