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Nicosia: a divided capital in Europe

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Papapolyviou, Petros; Kentas, Giorgos

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Abstract Nicosia is a city designed to be divided across many false lines. The rich history of the city reveals the remnants of foreign intervention that imprinted a multi-cultural background on Nicosia, which -at the same time- erected some artificial lines of segregation. Britain’s colonial rule was crucial in fostering the most contemporary lines of division. A given constitution in 1960 made these lines look inevitable, and by 1964 Nicosia (like many other towns in Cyprus) was already divided on the ground. Turkey’s military invasion in 1974 imposed an even deeper line of division across Nicosia (and Cyprus) that engendered some novel problems which are visible up until today. EU accession stimulated some hope for overcoming division, which is relatively elusive. (author's abstract)
Thesaurusschlagwörter Cyprus; Turkey; border region; historical development; colonial policy; Great Britain; invasion; joining the European Union; national division; hope; political conflict; conflict mediation
Klassifikation Europapolitik; Staat, staatliche Organisationsformen; Siedlungssoziologie, Stadtsoziologie
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2015
Seitenangabe S. 19-36
Zeitschriftentitel Eurolimes, 2015 (2015) 19
Heftthema Border cities in Europe
ISSN 1841-9259
Status Veröffentlichungsversion; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz Deposit Licence - Keine Weiterverbreitung, keine Bearbeitung
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