Caesar V, Mavratsas


This paper argues that Cyprus' entrance into the European Union prior to a solution to the Cyprus problem may, provided that nationalism continues to be the dominant political orientation among the Greek-and/or the Turkish Cypriots, solidify the current partition of the island. This must in no way be seen as an argument against Cyprus' prospective Europeanization. On the contrary, one of the paper's main theses is that Europe can function positively vis-à-vis the social, economic and political modernization of the island.


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