The politics of cultural heritage management in Tunisia
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This thesis examines the development and evolution of cultural heritage management in Tunisia by presenting the legal, political and social overview of National Heritage concept from the colonial period into the years of after the Tunisian revolution of 2011. The analysis considers the development of legislation and policies for the management of Heritage in Tunisia. It also examines the efficiency of institutions in charge of it. The ultimate goal of this thesis is to show how restricting cultural heritage management to political interests and views affects the preservation of a complex and diverse National Heritage. To fully understand how Tunisian Heritage policy is currently sanctioning one type of Heritage at the expense of others, the thesis focuses on two different, but somehow both neglected, types of heritage; colonial heritage and Berber heritage.