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Europeanisation and 'internalised' conflicts:the case of Cyprus

Kyris, George (2014) Europeanisation and 'internalised' conflicts:the case of Cyprus. GreeSE papers (84). The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This article investigates the role of the EU in conflict resolution, taking Cyprus as a case of an 'internalised' conflict, whereby a side of the dispute has become a member state (Greek-Cypriots), while the rest of actors (Turkey, Turkish Cypriots) remain outside but are still developing relations to the EU. In exploring the impact of the EU on Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot and Turkish policies towards the dispute, this work engages with the Europeanisation debate. The argument advanced is that internalisation of the conflict limits the ability of the EU to act in the dispute and triggers inflexible policies, which are counterproductive to resolution. This work contributes to the Europeanisation discussion and the impact of the EU on domestic policies, especially in conflict situations. With a series of conflicts in the European periphery but also disputes within the EU (e.g. separatists tensions), this is an important contribution to the understudied topic of 'internalised conflicts'.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: Hellenic Observatory
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 06 May 2014 11:35
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2020 00:41

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