Vassilis K. Fouskas and Alex O. Tackie provide a non-partisan approach to the Cyprus issue that goes beyond the perceptions of ruling elites on the island and their NATO masters, which are historically responsible for the division of Cyprus today. Fouskas and Tackie argue that the rise to power of two left-wing parties on both sides of the Green Line means it is time to launch a serious political dialogue to initiate a post-imperial constitutional process. This is a feasible undertaking, not least because Cyprus is a member of the EU, but not a member of NATO. Short and accessible, this book aims to revive a debate in the spirit of Dervis Ali Kavatzoglou and Constantine Misiaoulis, popular symbols of a united, democratic and independent Cyprus.
Vassilis K. Fouskas is Professor of International Relations at Richmond University, London and the founding editor of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies. He is the author of Cyprus: The Post-Imperial Constitution (with Alex O. Tackie, Pluto, 2009), The New American Imperialism (with Bulent Gokay, 2005), The Politics of Conflict (editor, 2007, 2010) and Zones of Conflict (Pluto, 2003). He is an editor of globalfaultlines.com and a member of the editorial board of Debatte. Alex Tackie is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Kingston University, UK. He has previously collaborated on published work on Greece and Cyprus.
Acknowledgments Chronicle of the Cyprus crisis Introduction 1. Narrating Cyprus 2. The Partitions of Cyprus after 1974 3. The 'Isolation' of Turkish Cypriots Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index