Cyprus: a conflict at the crossroads

Edited by Thomas Diez and Nathalie Tocci

Cyprus: a conflict at the crossroads


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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-7900-9
  • Pages: 336
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £85.00
  • Published Date: April 2009
  • BIC Category: International relations, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, Cyprus, Society & social sciences / Politics & government, Politics, Politics & government


This unique collection of essays provides a multi-faceted analysis of the Cyprus conflict. It sees the conflict both at a historical and at an analytical crossroads, and brings together leading scholars from various disciplines to provide fresh perspectives on the long-standing issues surrounding Cyprus.

The four parts of the book deal first with domestic determinants of the conflict and its resolution, then with external influences, before comparing Cyprus to other conflict cases and finally including approaches beyond political science. The application of different methodological and theoretical approaches, from rational choice to gender studies, to a single case allows for their comparison and make this a must-read not only for those interested in Cyprus, but for all students of conflict resolution.


1. Introduction - Nathalie Tocci and Thomas Diez
Part 1: The domestic determinants of conflict and resolution
2. Rational agent or unthinking follower? A survey-based profile analysis of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot referendum voters - Alexandros Lordos
3. Economics and the politicisation of civil society: the Turkish-Cypriot case - Canan Balkir and Galip L. Yalman
4. Cypriot media and the production of conflict: newsworthiness versus the possibility of peace communication - Mashoed Bailie and Bekir Azgin
5. Intra-communal dynamics: EU discourses among Turkish-Cypriot political actors before and after the failed referenda - Erol Kaymak and Yücel Vural
Part 2: The external factors in conflict and resolution
6. UN peacemaking in Cyprus: from mediation to arbitration and beyond - James Ker-Lindsay
7. From consensus to conflict: changing perceptions of the Cyprus issue in the European Parliament, 1995-2006 - Susannah Verney
8. Re-imagining Cyprus: the rise of regionalism in Turkey's security lexicon - Alper Kaliber
Part 3: Cyprus in comparative perspective
9. Compromising with facts, clashing with norms? Revisiting territoriality and sovereignty in Cyprus, Moldova and Bosnia - Eiki Berg
10. The Cyprus conflict in a comparative perspective: assessing the impact of European integration - Elise Féron and Fatma Güven Lisaniler
11. The EU's competency in conflict resolution: the cases of Bosnia, Macedonia and Cyprus - Emel Akçali
Part 4: Cyprus beyond political science
12. The refugee factor in two protracted conflicts: Cyprus and Palestine compared - Peter Loizos and Tobias Kelly
13. Women of Cyprus at the crossroads between traditionalism, modernity and post modernity - Maria Hadjipavlou
14. Growing together? Prospects for economic convergence and reunification in Cyprus - Max Watson
15. The Cyprus problem at the European Court of Human Rights - Kudret Özersay and Ayla Gürel
16. Conclusion - Thomas Diez and Nathalie Tocci


Thomas Diez is Professor of International Relations at the University of Birmingham. Nathalie Tocci is Senior Fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome and Associate Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels

Cyprus: a conflict at the crossroads

Edited by Thomas Diez, Nathalie Tocci

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