Beyond a Divided Cyprus: A State and Society in Transformation

Hardcover | November 27, 2012

EditorNicos Trimikliniotis, Umut Bozkurt

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A postcolonial island in possession of natural gas reserves and previously known for its long-drawn-out conflict and ethnic divisions, Cyprus is one of the most militarized zones in the world, with foreign armies and two British bases. This volume deals with transformations in Cyprus's regional and global situation, mapping socio-political realities both embedded in the local context and simultaneously interwoven with regional factors, particularly in the triangle of Turkey, Greece, and the EU. Ultimately, the volume rethinks how changes in a boundary society can tell something about worlds in the making.

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A postcolonial island in possession of natural gas reserves and previously known for its long-drawn-out conflict and ethnic divisions, Cyprus is one of the most militarized zones in the world, with foreign armies and two British bases. This volume deals with transformations in Cyprus's regional and global situation, mapping socio-polit...

Nicos Trimikliniotis is an interdisciplinary scholar working in the fields of sociology and law. He is an associate professor of Law and Sociology at the University of Nicosia and a senior research consultant at PRIO Cyprus Centre. He has researched widely on human rights, discrimination, migration, gender, reconciliation, ethnic conf...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:310 pages, 9.93 × 5.66 × 0.86 inPublished:November 27, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Beyond a Divided Cyprus, a Society in a State of Transformation; N.Trimikliniotis & U.Bozkurt
The Cyprus Problem and Imperial Games in the Hydrocarbon Era: From a Place of Arms to an Energy Player?; N.Trimikliniotis
Rethinking the Postcolonial Cypriot Statehood: the Cyprus Problem, Class Struggle and Ethnic Conflict; U.Bozkurt & N.Trimikliniotis
Border Dialectics: Cypriot Social and Historical Movements in a World Systemic Context; A.Panayiotou
Cyprus and the West: a Critical Perspective on British and US Foreign Policy and Strategic Interests in Cyprus; E.Rooksby
Greek and Greek-Cypriot Political Strategies on Independence: Class, Nation and Statehood; J.Milios & T.Kyprianidis
The Turkish-Cypriot Nationalist Drive Toward State-building: Politics, Violence and Political Economy; H.Aslan
Making Sense of Turkey's Changing Cyprus Policy: The EU Factor and the Shifting Preferences of the Power Bloc; E.Tahsin
AKEL: A Socio-political Profile of Greek-Cypriot Communism; G.Charalambous
Turkish Cypriot Left: An Historical Overview; N.Kizilyurek
Transformations of the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot Right: Right-wing Peace-makers?; N.Loizides
The Potential for Reconciliation, Forgiveness and Social Transformation; D.Latif & A.Sitas
A Political Economy of Division, Development and Crisis: Envisioning Reunification beyond the Cyprus Economic Miracle; E.Ioakimoglou, N.TrimikliniotisP.Pantelides