Fiscal justice, with Amine Bouzaiene

Fiscal justice as a means to reduce social disparities, guarantee economic and social rights, remedy the public finance deficit and meet the International Monetary Fund's requirements. An interview with Amine Bouziane about his research paper "Fiscal Justice: A Matter of Survival Within Tunisia's Grasp"
16 September 2022
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La justice fiscale comme moyen pour réduire les disparités sociales, garantir les droits économiques et sociaux, remédier au déficit des finances publiques et répondre aux exigences du Fonds monétaire international. Un entretien avec Amine Bouziane à propos de son papier de recherche “La justice fiscale, une question de survie à la portée de la Tunisie.”

العدالة الجبائية من أجل تقليص الفوارق الإجتماعية، ضمان الحقوق الاقتصادية والاجتماعية، تدارك العجز الذي تواجهه المالية العمومية والتصدي لشروط صندوق النقد الدولي. حوار مع أمين بوزيان حول الورقة البحثية "العدالة الجبائية: تحدي مصيري في متناول تونس"

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In this first episode of the podcast "Talking papers", we will try, in an interview with Amine Bouzaiene, author of the research paper "Fiscal Justice: A Matter of Survival Within Tunisia's Grasp", to dissect the Tunisian tax system and identify the aspects of injustice within it to propose an alternative based on fiscal justice.

The social crisis in Tunisia is aggravated by unprecedented inflation and the expansion of the cycle of poverty and vulnerability among various groups of Tunisian people. The financial crisis, which is unlike any other in Tunisia's modern history, has been exacerbated by the two crises of Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine. Thus, the internal structural crisis, which is tightly linked to the development model embedded in the structural reform program since the 1980s, has taken a turn for the worse. 

Today, it has become a priority for the State to mobilize its resources to address this crisis, and to implement policies that go beyond this structural deficit while providing minimum social protection guarantees, especially for the most vulnerable groups.

Taxation is a key lever, and its reform requires a qualitative shift in the fiscal policies inherited from the structural adjustment program. This change would help provide additional resources to the State, reduce social disparities and redistribute wealth equitably.

Link to the research paper by Amine Bouzaiene

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Talking papers

The Tunisian research scene at universities, other research centers, and civil society institutions produces dozens of valuable research papers each year. Nevertheless, this extensive production rarely finds its way to the general public and is only occasionally used to enrich the public debate. In a volatile political and social context, we try through this podcast to contribute to societal debates in Tunisia, by bringing to light, on each occasion, a research paper produced by a Tunisian researcher in humanities and social sciences, as well as in politics, economics, and law.

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