Category Bibliographies

A Bibliography of Agriculture, Planning, and Rural Development in Tunisia

Author: Max Ajl*

The bibliography below encompasses the bulk of the work which has been done on Tunisian colonial-capitalism in the rural sector, colonial developmentalism and under-development, the national liberation movement, post-colonial rural planning, agronomic research, and rural political ecology. Partially under the French colonization and far more under the developmentalist post-colonial government, the rural-agricultural sectors were major arenas of interest. Both for reasons of social containment under colonialism and developmental modernization under the post-colonial Neo-Destour, Socialist Destourian Party, and the RCD, state institutions were deeply interested in what was going on in the rural sector. Sometimes this was so they could head off unrest...

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