Resolving The Cyprus Conflict: Negotiating History

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byMichális Stavrou Michael

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Surpassing the many other works on the Cyprus conflict, this book offers the best existing summary of the Cyprus negotiations. The book comes at a critical time for the partitioned island-state of Cyprus and for those associated with the conflict and attempts to resolve it. By placing the conflict in its historical, ideological, ethno-political and geostrategic context, the book extends beyond conventional realist approaches and lays bare those less visible dimensions that are often ignored by analysts and policy-makers alike. The book is of direct interest not only to experts and students but to all those engaged in the practice of conflict resolution.

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Surpassing the many other works on the Cyprus conflict, this book offers the best existing summary of the Cyprus negotiations. The book comes at a critical time for the partitioned island-state of Cyprus and for those associated with the conflict and attempts to resolve it. By placing the conflict in its historical, ideological, ethno-...

Michális Stavrou Michael is the deputy director of the Centre for Dialogue at La Trobe University. His research interest involves the multidisciplinary interfacing of conflict resolution, intercultural/inter-religious dialogue, international relations and political sociology. Currently he heads two major projects, “Developing an Inter...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:346 pages, 9.68 × 5.62 × 0.71 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Cyprus Conflict * Identifying the Sources of the Conflict * A Prisoner’s Dilemma *  Faltering UN Involvement * The End of an Era? * Towards Annan’s “European” Solution * "Cypriot-led, Cypriot-owned..." * Conclusion: “And Bring all Cyprus Comfort”

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“In his vivid account of the Cyprus conflict, Michális Stavrou Michael provides us with the most articulate researched analysis of the Cyprus peace process during the last decades. Resolving the Cyprus Conflict is a reference for politicians, policy-makers, academics, journalists, NGOs, and students involved with the Cyprus problem.”--Boutros Boutros-Ghali, United Nations secretary-general (1992-1996)“Michális Stavrou Michael’s book is a fine resource for any who seek an unbiased overview of efforts to reach a settlement of the Cyprus problem. With its rich historical detail, its meticulous narrative of the many phases of negotiation, and its cool, fair language, this is one of the most comprehensive accounts of the international rivalry and local mistakes that have kept the island divided.”--Gareth Evans, president, International Crisis Group (2000-09) and foreign minister of Australia (1988-96)“This book offers the best summary of the Cyprus negotiations that I have come across. Michael’s description of attempts by third parties to help negotiate a solution to the Cyprus conflict--one that has defied the efforts of the world’s best diplomats over the past 40 years--is clear and detailed, without getting bogged down in extraneous material.”-- Benjamin Broome, professor, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University "Michael has clearly managed to provide an objective presentation of the different dimensions of the Cyprus conflict. Michael's objectivity depends largely on his ethnically blind arguments and interpretations of historical events and sociopolitical facts. Archival data, concrete factual knowledge, and rational interpretation of the views and behavior of sociopolitical actors help to increase the objectivity of the book....There is no doubt that the objective methods employed in this analysis will make Michael's book useful for scholars and readers of the Cyprus problem."--Journal of Peace Research 48(2), March 2011