Cyprus

Cyprus : The Post-Imperial Constitution

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Vassilis K. Fouskas and Alex O. Tackie provide a non-partisan approach to the Cyprus issue that goes beyond the perceptions of ruling elites on the island and their NATO masters, which are historically responsible for the division of Cyprus today. Fouskas and Tackie argue that the rise to power of two left-wing parties on both sides of the Green Line means it is time to launch a serious political dialogue to initiate a post-imperial constitutional process. This is a feasible undertaking, not least because Cyprus is a member of the EU, but not a member of NATO. Short and accessible, this book aims to revive a debate in the spirit of Dervis Ali Kavatzoglou and Constantine Misiaoulis, popular symbols of a united, democratic and independent Cyprus.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 126 x 172 x 12mm | 99.79g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745329357
  • 9780745329352
  • 2,170,382

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This study offers a new intellectual ethos to uncover the complex historical facts and explain the current deadlock in Cyprus. -- Bulent Aras, Professor of International Relations, Isik University, Istanbul A provocative account placing the evolution of the well-known history of the Cyprus problem in the context of competing great power politics and strategic considerations in the Eastern Mediterranean. -- Van Coufoudakis, Professor Emeritus, Indiana, University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne A magisterial synthesis of a good deal of the Cyprus problem, which can be grasped at one sitting -- Dr. William Mallinson, Lecturer-elect of European History, Ionian University, Corfu A welcome contribution to the understanding of an important topic: how to solve the Cyprus question on the basis of a post-imperial agenda. -- Bulent Gokay, Professor of International Relations, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent There is originality here both in the approach and the argument. [The authors] have much to say on how to step out of the current deadlock in Cyprus. -- Marios Evriviades, Assistant Professor of International Politics, Panteion University, Athensshow more

About Vassilis K. Fouskas

Vassilis K. Fouskas is Professor of International Relations at Richmond University, London and the founding editor of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies. He is the author of Cyprus: The Post-Imperial Constitution (with Alex O. Tackie, Pluto, 2009), The New American Imperialism (with Bulent Gokay, 2005), The Politics of Conflict (editor, 2007, 2010) and Zones of Conflict (Pluto, 2003). He is an editor of globalfaultlines.com and a member of the editorial board of Debatte. Alex Tackie is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Kingston University, UK. He has previously collaborated on published work on Greece and Cyprus.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Chronicle of the Cyprus crisis Introduction 1. Narrating Cyprus 2. The Partitions of Cyprus after 1974 3. The 'Isolation' of Turkish Cypriots Conclusion Notes Bibliography Indexshow more

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