The case of Cyprus: unmet expectations

Boyka Stefanova

in The Europeanisation of Conflict Resolutions

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780719083396
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781703175 | DOI:
The case of Cyprus: unmet expectations

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This chapter presents a case study on the European Union's (EU) influence on the intercommunal conflict in Cyprus. It provides an overview of the conflict and maps out integration strategies implemented over the course of the EU–Cyprus relationship. It traces the early stages of Association Agreement in 1973, EU accession in 2004 and the resumption of intercommunal talks in 2008. This chapter argues that the null hypothesis on the EU's involvement in the Cyprus conflict, associating its impacts on conflict resolution with only marginal or random effects can be rejected.

Keywords: European Union; intercommunal conflict; Cyprus; integration strategies; Association Agreement; conflict resolution

Chapter.  14537 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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