The Cypriot issue

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The course examines the Cyprus Question from the end of World War II to the rejection of the Annan Plan. Being one of the longer-standing current international issues, the Cyprus Question in its successive phases provides a rich framework for the study of important aspects of contemporary political and diplomatic history. Students are introduced to the inception of the Question – inextricably linked to the vicissitudes of the Eastern Question and the rise of nationalism in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. Then, the Question is examined as a conflict of rival nationalisms, as an international problem in the framework of the Cold War and the post-Cold War period, as a key issue of Greek foreign policy and Greek-Turkish relations, as well as a testing ground for various methods of ethnic and international conflict management and resolution.

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Upon completing this course, students are expected to • understand the relevance of global historical phenomena, e.g. imperialism and nationalism, with the inception and evolution of particular international issues, such as the Cyprus Question; • understand the local ethnic as well the regional and international dimensions of the Cyprus Question; • understand the processes of managing and resolving international conflicts in the Cold War and post-Cold War eras; • basic knowledge of the principal phases of the Cyprus Question after World War II.


Βιβλιογραφία μαθήματος (Εύδοξος)
Hatzivassiliou, Evanthis, Britain and the International Status of Cyprus, 1955-59, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1997.
Ηρακλείδης, Αλέξης, Κυπριακό: Σύγκρουση και επίλυση, β' έκδοση, Αθήνα: Ι. Σιδέρης, 2005.
Ηρακλείδης, Αλέξης, Κυπριακό Πρόβληµα 1947-2004: Από την ένωση στη διχοτόµηση;, Αθήνα: Ι. Σιδέρης (Βιβλιοθήκη ∆ιεθνών και Ευρωπαϊκών Μελετών), 2006.
Holland, Robert, Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959, Οξφόρδη: Clarendon Press, 1998.
Κουλουµπής, Θεόδωρος, Κύπρος. Λάθη, διδάγµατα, προοπτικές, Αθήνα: Σιδέρης, 1996.
Nicolet, Claude, United States Policy Towards Cyprus, 1954-1974: Removing the Greek-Turkish Bone of Contention, Mannheim και Möhnsee: Bibliopolis, 2001.
Ριζάς, Σωτήρης, Ένωση-∆ιχοτόµηση-Ανεξαρτησία. Οι Ηνωµένες Πολιτείες και η Βρετανία στην αναζήτηση λύσης για το Κυπριακό 1963-1967, Αθήνα: Βιβλιόραµα, 2000.
Ριζάς, Σωτήρης, Οι Ηνωµένες Πολιτείες, η δικτατορία των συνταγµαταρχών και το Κυπριακό ζήτηµα, 1967-1974, Αθήνα: Πατάκης, 2002.
Stefanidis, Ioannis D., Isle of Discord: Nationalism, Imperialism and the Making of the Cyprus Problem, Λονδίνο & Νέα Υόρκη: Hurst & Co. - New York University Press, 1999.
Tζερµιάς, Παύλος, Iστορία της Kυπριακής ∆ηµοκρατίας, Aθήνα: Libro, 2001.