© 2012

Beyond a Divided Cyprus

A State and Society in Transformation

  • Editors
  • Nicos Trimikliniotis
  • Umut Bozkurt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Niyazi KizilyÜrek
    Pages 169-184
  3. Nicos Trimikliniotis, Elias Ioakimoglou, Panayiotis Pantelides
    Pages 217-247
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 249-292

About this book


Cyprus is a postcolonial island known for natural gas reserves and ethnic divisions. This volume presents a fresh perspective on the Cyprus problem by examining the societal transformations taking place within the island: socioeconomic development, population transitions and migration, and rapidly changing social and political institutions.

About the authors

HAKAN ASLAN Instructor at ?stanbul Bilgi University, Turkey GIORGOS CHARALAMBOUS Associate Lecturer at the University of Cyprus and Frederick University, Cyprus ELIAS IOAKIMOGLOU Senior Research Associate for the Cyprus Labor Institute (INEK-PEO) and the Greek Labor Institute (INE/GSEE) NIYAZI KIZILYUREK Professor in the Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies Department at the University of Cyprus TASSOS KYPRIANIDIS Consulting professional in Athens, Greece and a member of the Editorial Secretariat of the journal ?????? (Theseis) DILEK LATIF Lecturer in the International Relations Department of Near East University, Cyprus NEOPHYTOS LOIZIDES Lecturer in International Conflict Analysis at the University of Kent, UK JOHN MILIOS Professor of Political Economy and the History of Economic thought at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece ANDREAS PANAYIOTOU Assistant Professor at Frederick University, Cyprus PANAYIOTIS PANTELIDES Academic board member of the Cyprus Labor Institute and a founding member of the Cyprus Institute of Critical Social Research and Dialogue ED ROOKSBY Teaches Political Theory at Southampton University and Economic History at Portsmouth University, UK ARI SITAS Senior Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa EMINE TAHSIN Teaches Development Economics courses at ?stanbul University, Turkey

Bibliographic information


"This book makes a significant and thought-provoking contribution to existing scholarship on Cyprus and the social and political dynamics at play in divided societies more generally. The editors have brought together a wide range of contributions on history, politics and society in Cyprus, providing new directions and suggesting ways forward. This is a must-read for scholars, politicians, and others who are interested not only in Cyprus but also in a broader understanding of political and ethnic divisions in the modern period."

- Floya Anthias, professor of Sociology and Social Justice (emeritus), Roehampton University

"Beyond a Divided Cyprus not only takes into account topics that are central to both the Turkish and Greek communities, but accomplishes this through a multicultural and multi-party critical analysis of issues that transcends rigid political and cultural boundaries. It provides an objective analysis of the situation with a progressive solution that benefits both sides for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Cyprus."

- Berch Berberoglu, professor of Sociology, University of Nevada, Reno

"The twelve chapters of this timely collection of essays on one of the most intractable problems in the world constitute twelve brilliant ways of looking at a conundrum. This volume is necessary reading for anyone interested in the genesis of the current predicament of this unfortunate island. Keen enough to diagnose a fate of impossibility, the editors and contributors of this historic volume are also wise enough to shun a prognosis for a terminally chronic condition and its incurable affliction."

Djelal Kadir, The Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Comparative Literature, Penn State University

"This book make a significant contribution in presenting and analyzing Cyprus and Cypriote society in all its complexity within regional and global contexts. Its perspective is inclusive, as it includes both Greek and Turkish Cyprus in its analysis and present history and society as a dynamic, shifting, and contested terrain."-Nira Yuval-Davis, Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging, School of Law and Social Sciences, University of East London