Alfred Deakin Institute
The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute based at Deakin University, Australia. Our researchers aim to understand the complex meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation, and investigate the imp


Democracy and local governance in Tunisia

Tunisia’s pathway to sustainable democratic governance is being given valuable support through projects supported by ADI and the Council for Australia-Arab Relations (CAAR).

The projects have aimed to build the capacity of civil society organisations, women and youth through dialogue with governance experts and exposure to other international experiences.

The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) was established in 2003, within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).  It seeks to strengthen Australian-Arab relations by advancing areas of shared political, economic and social interest and build greater awareness and appreciation of each other's cultures and values.

Its grants scheme supports innovative projects which lead to greater mutual understanding and cooperation between Australia and the Arab world, at an individual or institutional level.


Project Team

Professor Fethi Mansouri

Professor Greg Barton

Dr David Tittensor

Project Funding

This project is partly funded by the Council for Australia-Arab Relations (CAAR).