The European Commission as an Actor in the Cyprus Conflict

  title={The European Commission as an Actor in the Cyprus Conflict},
  author={George Christou},
  journal={Journal of European Integration},
  pages={117 - 133}
  • G. Christou
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • Journal of European Integration
ABSTRACT The European Commission is an important actor in and of itself, with a distinct role in conflict transformation. There is much academic work on the EU’s role in the Cyprus conflict, and more broadly, on the EU as an actor in conflict prevention and resolution. There is much less work examining the specific role of the European Commission through an exploration of the discourse it constructs, produces and sustains. It is the intention of this article to add to the literature in this… Expand
Political parties and the meaning of Europe in northern Cyprus
  • M. Çıraklı
  • Political Science
  • Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
  • 2019
ABSTRACT This paper investigates the impact of the European Union (EU) on political party discourses in northern Cyprus. While the Turkish Cypriot community remain on the margins of the EU – withExpand
Legitimation of EU conflict resolution through local actors : cases of Kosovo and North Cyprus
Conflict resolution constitutes a crucial aspect of the European Union’s foreign policy objectives and external actions. Despite its centrality, there is a profound mismatch between the academicExpand
The Impact of the Eurozone Crisis on National Foreign Policy: Enhancing Europeanization in the Case of Cyprus
This article investigates the impact of the eurozone crisis on the foreign policy of an EU Member State, Cyprus. Drawing on the literature on Europeanization of national foreign policies, it isExpand
Cosmopolitan Entrapment: The Failed Strategies to Reverse Turkey's EU Membership Eligibility
Five years after the opening of accession talks, Turkey's EU membership prospects still pro- voke great controversy. Turkey-skeptics in Europe regularly voice their opposition to Turkey's EUExpand


The European Commission's Evolving Role in Conflict Resolution
The main aim of this article is to examine the role-perception and operation of European Commission officials towards Northern Ireland and the peace process. A relative gap in the theoreticalExpand
Normative Power Europe and Conflict Transformation
The European Union (EU) is increasingly getting involved in conflicts and post-conflict settings outside its own boundaries. A lot of the discussion of the EU’s engagement has focused on the questionExpand
Shared sovereignty and the politics of peace: evaluating the EU's ‘catalytic’ framework in the eastern Mediterranean
There has been a consistent failure on the part of international actors over the past four decades to resolve the Cyprus problem. The EU framework, heralded as a catalyst, has failed so far to bringExpand
Europeanisation and Discourse Building: The European Commission, European Narratives and European Neighbourhood Policy
Europeanisation is a legitimising process through which the European Union strives to gain meaning, actorness and presence internationally. However, this process continues to be described in lessExpand
The EU and Conflict Resolution: Promoting Peace in the Backyard
1. Introduction 2. The EU's Role in Conflict Resolution: A Framework of Analysis 3. The Missed Opportunity to Promote Reunification in Cyprus 4. Ebbs and Flows in the Europeanization of Turkey'sExpand
The Construction of EU Normative Power
This article focuses on the constructed nature of the EU's so-called 'normative power' (NPEU). It proposes that, while a successful construction of NPEU would secure a role for the EU globally,Expand
Discourse Theory in European Politics
In the last decade discourse theory has gained an increasing prominence within the social sciences. Building on hermeneutical and poststructuralist insights discourse theorists have created aExpand
The European Union and border conflicts : the power of integration and association
Introduction Thomas Diez, Stephan Stetter and Mathias Albert 1. The transformative power of integration: conceptualizing border conflicts Mathias Albert, Thomas Diez and Stephan Stetter 2. TheExpand
Reunifying Cyprus : the Annan Plan and beyond
Spring 2008 witnessed the first positive signs of a thaw in relations between the two sides of the divided island of Cyprus since the dramatic failure of the Annan Plan in 2004. The historic meetingExpand
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
This writer who has warned us of the “ideological” function of both the oeuvre and the author as unquestioned forms of discursive organization has gone quite far in constituting for both theseExpand