The Cyprus Question

Course Information
TitleΤο Κυπριακό Ζήτημα / The Cyprus Question
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorIoannis Stefanidis
Course ID100001027

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Politikṓn Epistīmṓn 2023-sīmera

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this course, students are expected to • understand the relevance of global historical phenomena, e.g. imperialism and nationalism, with the inception and evolution of particular international issues, such as the Cyprus Question; • understand the local ethnic as well the regional and international dimensions of the Cyprus Question; • understand the processes of managing and resolving international conflicts in the Cold War and post-Cold War eras; • basic knowledge of the principal phases of the Cyprus Question after World War II.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course examines the Cyprus Question from the end of World War II to the rejection of the Annan Plan. Being one of the longer-standing current international issues, the Cyprus Question in its successive phases provides a rich framework for the study of important aspects of contemporary political and diplomatic history. Students are introduced to the inception of the Question – inextricably linked to the vicissitudes of the Eastern Question and the rise of nationalism in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. Then, the Question is examined as a conflict of rival nationalisms, as an international problem in the framework of the Cold War and the post-Cold War period, as a key issue of Greek foreign policy and Greek-Turkish relations, as well as a testing ground for various methods of ethnic and international conflict management and resolution.
imperialism, nationalism, Eastern Question, Ethnarchy, Enosis, partition, Zurcih-London accords, ethnic conflict, conflict management, conflict resolution, consociationalism, unitary state, loose federation
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
e-mails, departmental website, electronically assisted learning and teaching platform 'Blackboard'
Course Organization
Written assigments27.51
Student Assessment
Written final examination. Students take extra for optional written assignment which they present in class.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Hatzivassiliou, Evanthis, Britain and the International Status of Cyprus, 1955-59, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1997. Ηρακλείδης, Αλέξης, Κυπριακό: Σύγκρουση και επίλυση, β' έκδοση, Αθήνα: Ι. Σιδέρης, 2005. Ηρακλείδης, Αλέξης, Κυπριακό Πρόβληµα 1947-2004: Από την ένωση στη διχοτόµηση;, Αθήνα: Ι. Σιδέρης (Βιβλιοθήκη ∆ιεθνών και Ευρωπαϊκών Μελετών), 2006. Holland, Robert, Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959, Οξφόρδη: Clarendon Press, 1998. Κουλουµπής, Θεόδωρος, Κύπρος. Λάθη, διδάγµατα, προοπτικές, Αθήνα: Σιδέρης, 1996. Nicolet, Claude, United States Policy Towards Cyprus, 1954-1974: Removing the Greek-Turkish Bone of Contention, Mannheim και Möhnsee: Bibliopolis, 2001. Ριζάς, Σωτήρης, Ένωση-∆ιχοτόµηση-Ανεξαρτησία. Οι Ηνωµένες Πολιτείες και η Βρετανία στην αναζήτηση λύσης για το Κυπριακό 1963-1967, Αθήνα: Βιβλιόραµα, 2000. Ριζάς, Σωτήρης, Οι Ηνωµένες Πολιτείες, η δικτατορία των συνταγµαταρχών και το Κυπριακό ζήτηµα, 1967-1974, Αθήνα: Πατάκης, 2002. Stefanidis, Ioannis D., Isle of Discord: Nationalism, Imperialism and the Making of the Cyprus Problem, Λονδίνο & Νέα Υόρκη: Hurst & Co. - New York University Press, 1999. Tζερµιάς, Παύλος, Iστορία της Kυπριακής ∆ηµοκρατίας, Aθήνα: Libro, 2001.
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