Friday, April 2, 2021
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
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The Program in Modern Greek Studies invites you to join us for the next webinar in the Conversations About Greece series, The Normalization of Cyprus’ Partition Among Greek Cypriots: Political Economy and Political Culture in a Divided Society.
Gregoris Ioannou (University of Glasgow, U.K.) will be discussing his recent book, The Normalization of Cyprus’ Partition Among Greek Cypriots: Political Economy and Political Culture in a Divided Society, with Niyazi Kizilyürek (Member, European Parliament, Progressive Party of the Working Left -AKEL, Republic of Cyprus) and Vangelis Calotychos (Brown University).
This book explores the basic dynamics that shaped the Cyprus problem, with a focus on recent decades. The author deals with the periods, nodal points and fields that produced the conditions for the normalization of partition and also presents the Cyprus problem as viewed from the outside. The chapters approach Cyprus’ division in light of power relations in society, the interaction between the political elite and society, and discuss the political and ideological dynamics as manifested in the public sphere. While analyzing primarily the Greek Cypriot community, the book also refers to parallel developments in the Turkish Cypriot and international communities, arguing that the normalization of Cyprus’ partition is rooted in the political economy and political culture of Greek Cypriots. At the same time, from the perspective of the peace and reunification movement, this is an inherently contradictory and potentially unstable process that can be overturned.
Presented by Modern Greek Studies. Cosponsored by the Center for Middle East Studies and the Watson Institute.