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In this episode, we will explore power relations in fieldwork, controversial methods of meeting the individuals you need to interview, and what is at stake when we talk about democratization in Tunisia.
In December 2020, researchers Lana and Zied visited three different municipalities around Tunisia, to understand the problems local administrations encounter when managing solid waste. They will be speaking about how they managed to navigate challenges and adapt to ensuing fieldwork situations.
Lana Salman is a Lebanese researcher in Urban Governance and International Development.
Zied Boussen is a senior researcher at the Arab Reform Initiative in Tunisia.
The report, Environmentalism After Decentralization: The Local Politics of Solid Waste Management in Tunisia, is available here