An International Relations Debacle

The UN Secretary-general's Mission of Good Offices in Cyprus 1999-2004

Author: Claire Palley

Publisher: Hart Pub Limited


Category: Law

Page: 395

View: 3806

This is an account of attempts by the UN Secretariat to settle the Cyprus problem between 1999 and April 2004, based on the author's personal knowledge acquired through involvement as an adviser to the government of Cyprus during those and earlier negotiations under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. It portrays events as they were perceived by one close to Greek Cypriot participants, deals with developments since early 2004, and while not giving a full negotiating history, presents the actions of the parties concerned.


The Limits of the United Nations and the Search for Alternatives

Author: Brett D. Schaefer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442200067

Category: Law

Page: 371

View: 7596

Foreword by Ambassador John R. Bolton

The Ashgate Research Companion to Border Studies

Author: Doris Wastl-Walter

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754674061

Category: Political Science

Page: 705

View: 4511

Borders are the complex spatial and social phenomena which are not static or invariable, but which are instead highly dynamic. This title brings together a multidisciplinary team of leading scholars to provide a review of all aspects of borders and border research.

Transition from Illegal Regimes under International Law

Author: Yaël Ronen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496174

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 5827

Yaël Ronen analyses the international legal ramifications of illegal territorial regimes, namely the illegal annexation of territory or illegal declarations of independence, by reference to the stage of transition from an illegal territorial regime to a lawful one. Six case studies (Namibia, Zimbabwe, the Baltic States, the South African Bantustans, East Timor and northern Cyprus) are used to explore the tension between the invalidity of the illegal regime's acts and their effectiveness, with respect to the international relations of such territories, their domestic legal systems, the status of settlers and land transfers. Relying heavily on primary and previously unconsidered sources, she focuses on the international legal constraints on the post-transition regime's policy, particularly in the context of international human rights law.

British Year Book of International Law 2008

Author: James Crawford,Vaughan Lowe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199580391

Category: Law

Page: 1008

View: 5132

Now in its 79th year, the British Year Book of International Law has become an essential work of reference for academics and practising lawyers. Through a mixture of articles and extended book reviews it continues to provide up-to-date analysis on important developments in modern international law. In addition, through its exhaustive coverage of decisions in UK courts and official government statements, the British Year Book offers unique insight into the development of state practice in the United Kingdom.

Executive Measures, Terrorism and National Security

Have the Rules of the Game Changed?

Author: David Bonner

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754647560

Category: History

Page: 371

View: 4599

Examining measures of internment, deportation and restriction on movement deployed in the UK, David Bonner presents an historical and contemporary legal analysis of UK governmental use of 'executive measures', rather than criminal process, to deal with national security threats.

The Cyprus Problem

What Everyone Needs to Know?

Author: James Ker-Lindsay

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199831351

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

View: 5876

For nearly 60 years--from its uprising against British rule in the 1950s, to the bloody civil war between Greek and Turkish Cypriots in the 1960s, the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in the 1970s, and the United Nation's ongoing 30-year effort to reunite the island--the tiny Mediterranean nation of Cyprus has taken a disproportionate share of the international spotlight. And while it has been often in the news, accurate and impartial information on the conflict has been nearly impossible to obtain. In The Cyprus Problem: What Everyone Needs to Know?, James Ker-Lindsay--recently appointed as expert advisor to the UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Cyprus--offers an incisive, even-handed account of the conflict. Ker-Lindsay covers all aspects of the Cyprus problem, placing it in historical context, addressing the situation as it now stands, and looking toward its possible resolution. The book begins with the origins of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities as well as the other indigenous communities on the island (Maronites, Latin, Armenians, and Gypsies). Ker-Lindsay then examines the tensions that emerged between the Greek and Turkish Cypriots after independence in 1960 and the complex constitutional provisions and international treaties designed to safeguard the new state. He pays special attention to the Turkish invasion in 1974 and the subsequent efforts by the UN and the international community to reunite Cyprus. The book's final two chapters address a host of pressing issues that divide the two Cypriot communities, including key concerns over property, refugee returns, and the repatriation of settlers. Ker-Lindsay concludes by considering whether partition really is the best solution, as many observers increasingly suggest. Written by a leading expert, The Cyprus Problem brings much needed clarity and understanding to a conflict that has confounded observers and participants alike for decades. What Everyone Needs to Know? is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.

An International Relations Debacle

The UN Secretary-general's Mission of Good Offices in Cyprus 1999-2004

Author: Claire Palley

Publisher: Hart Pub Limited


Category: Law

Page: 395

View: 5615

This is an account of attempts by the UN Secretariat to settle the Cyprus problem between 1999 and April 2004, based on the author's personal knowledge acquired through involvement as an adviser to the government of Cyprus during those and earlier negotiations under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. It portrays events as they were perceived by one close to Greek Cypriot participants, deals with developments since early 2004, and while not giving a full negotiating history, presents the actions of the parties concerned.

Great Power Politics in Cyprus

Foreign Interventions and Domestic Perceptions

Author: Michalis Kontos,Haralambos Alexandrou,Nikos Panayiotides,Sozos-Christos Theodoulou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub


Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 9837

This volume approaches foreign interventions in Cyprus from two different angles: a vertical angle, which corresponds to a case-by-case historical analysis of foreign interventions which have taken place throughout the modern history of Cyprus, and a horizontal angle, which corresponds to the implementation of systemic models of analysis in approaching foreign interventions in Cyprus. Furthermore, the volume deals with domestic perceptions formed as a result of foreign interventions in Cyprus, focusing particularly on their impact on the politics and public rhetoric of the Cyprus problem, especially as regards the Greek Cypriot community.


The Post-Imperial Constitution

Author: Vassilis K. Fouskas,Alex O. Tackie

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745329352

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

View: 692

This book provides 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 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. This short, accessible 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.


a conflict at the crossroads

Author: Thomas Diez,Nathalie Tocci,European Consortium for Political Research

Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr


Category: History

Page: 327

View: 8544

This unique collection of essays provides a multi-faceted analysis of the Cyprus conflict. It sees the conflict both at a historical and at an analytical crossroads, and brings together leading scholars from various disciplines to provide fresh perspectives on the long-standing issues surrounding Cyprus. The four parts of the book deal first with domestic determinants of the conflict and its resolution, then with external influences, before comparing Cyprus to other conflict cases and finally including approaches beyond political science. The application of different methodological and theoretical approaches, from rational choice to gender studies, to a single case allows for their comparison and make this a must-read not only for those interested in Cyprus, but for all students of conflict resolution.

Fettered independence

Cyprus, 1878-1964

Author: Stella Soulioti,University of Minnesota. Modern Greek Studies Program

Publisher: Modern Greek Studies University of Minnesota


Category: History

Page: 626

View: 7764

Volume Two. "The documents in this companion volume to Stella Soulioti's Fettered Independence: Cyprus, 1878-1964, come from the author's personal archive and are published here with her permission. They reflect the passion for details of the first minister of justice of the Republic of Cyprus. They also reflect her sense of history and her concern about preserving a record of the island's long struggle for independence, and the complex developments during the first years of the republic. This is arguably the most indispensable critical mass of documents collected by a single individual and published in one volume. Besides documenting Stella Soulioti's narrative, these sources are now accessible to scholars interested in a variety of issues dealing with the Cyprus Question."--Cover description by Theofanis Stavron.

Rules for the World

International Organizations in Global Politics

Author: Michael Barnett,Martha Finnemore

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801465109

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 4565

Rules for the World provides an innovative perspective on the behavior of international organizations and their effects on global politics. Arguing against the conventional wisdom that these bodies are little more than instruments of states, Michael Barnett and Martha Finnemore begin with the fundamental insight that international organizations are bureaucracies that have authority to make rules and so exercise power. At the same time, Barnett and Finnemore maintain, such bureaucracies can become obsessed with their own rules, producing unresponsive, inefficient, and self-defeating outcomes. Authority thus gives international organizations autonomy and allows them to evolve and expand in ways unintended by their creators. Barnett and Finnemore reinterpret three areas of activity that have prompted extensive policy debate: the use of expertise by the IMF to expand its intrusion into national economies; the redefinition of the category "refugees" and decision to repatriate by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; and the UN Secretariat's failure to recommend an intervention during the first weeks of the Rwandan genocide. By providing theoretical foundations for treating these organizations as autonomous actors in their own right, Rules for the World contributes greatly to our understanding of global politics and global governance.

Enemies on the Couch

A Psychopolitical Journey Through War and Peace

Author: Vamik D. Volkan

Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)

ISBN: 1939578116

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

View: 2446

For more than 30 years, renowned psychoanalyst Vamik D. Volkan has applied the theories of his profession to societies in conflict, venturing into cauldrons of unrest as observer, mediator, and practitioner. In this volume, he shares his experiences facilitating dialogue between opposing enemy groups, in numerous contexts and conflict zones, and presents the pioneering theoretical and practical frameworks he developed. In the process, he provides a unique window onto watershed moments of the recent past—from major historical events, such as the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and continued violence in the Middle East. The findings and observations presented in this volume provide not only a new way of looking at recent historical events, but also offer a novel set of tools for understanding and shaping the present and future.

Die Mediationsstile im Zypernkonflikt

Eine Untersuchung der Relevanz von Kontext, Mandat und Mediator als Kontextvariablen von Mediationsstilen

Author: Martin Seifert

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 365693357X

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

View: 2894

Masterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2014 im Fachbereich Politik - Internationale Politik - Thema: Frieden und Konflikte, Sicherheit, Note: 1,3, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Institut für Politikwissenschaft), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Mediation, als eine der in Art. 33 der UN-Charta genannten Möglichkeiten friedlicher Konfliktlösung, hat insbesondere in den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten stark an Relevanz gewonnen und kann daher als die weitverbreitetste Form der Intervention von Drittparteien in zwischen- und innerstaatlichen Konflikten bezeichnet werden. Entsprechend ist man seitdem sowohl in der Wissenschaft als auch der Praxis verstärkt der Frage nachgegangen, wie Mediatoren möglichst erfolgreich zur Konfliktlösung oder zum Krisenmanagement beitragen können. Obwohl dem Verständnis der Funktions- und Wirkungsweise von Mediation sowie möglichen Einflussfaktoren somit eine große und steigende Bedeutung beigemessen wurde bzw. wird, weist das Forschungsfeld der Konfliktlösung nach wie vor große Wissenslücken auf, die es zu schließen gilt. Mediatoren intervenieren in einem Konflikt oder einer Krise, um diesen bzw. diese zu lösen oder in irgendeiner Art und Weise zu beeinflussen, sodass zumindest die Wahrscheinlichkeit einer ausgehandelten Vereinbarung steigt oder eine präventive Transformation der Krise gefördert wird. Dabei kann die Anwesenheit eines Mediators den Konfliktparteien z.B. ermöglichen von ihren festgefahrenen Positionen zurückzutreten, Zugeständnisse zu machen oder auch ihr Gesicht zu wahren. Machtvolle Mediatoren können die Konfliktparteien außerdem unter Rückgriff auf positive oder negative Sanktionen zu erstgenannten Schritten drängen, anstatt diese nur zu befördern. Die Voraussetzungen und Quellen des Einflusses eines Mediators auf die Konfliktparteien selbst oder ihren Konfliktaustrag sind dabei vielfältig. Verschiedene Arten von Ressourcen, die dem Mediator zur Verfügung stehen, um entweder positive Anreize zu schaffen oder Fehlverhalten zu sanktionieren, aber auch sein Status, sein Verhältnis zu den Konfliktparteien, seine Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten sind nur einige der möglichen Grundlagen. Darüber hinaus kann die jeweilige Bedeutung dieser unterschiedlichen Faktoren variieren, denn fehlt es – wie häufig im Fall von UN-Mediatoren – an verfügbaren Ressourcen, gewinnen z.B. Status oder auch Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten an Bedeutung. Weiterhin gibt es aber auch Faktoren, die sich nicht direkt auf den Einfluss des Mediators auswirken, sondern auf das Ausmaß, in dem er Einfluss ausüben kann bzw. seinen Handlungsspielraum. Damit sind v.a. das Mandat des Mediators sowie der Konflikt und seine Charakteristika gemeint.

The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. Authorized Edition

Author: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393060416

Category: History

Page: 604

View: 2709

Provides the final report of the 9/11 Commission detailing their findings on the September 11 terrorist attacks.