Europeanization and Political Change: The Case of Cyprus

Ulusoy K.

TURKISH STUDIES, cilt.10, ss.393-408, 2009 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/14683840903141715
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.393-408


The Cyprus issue has been studied mainly with respect to state-centered assumptions that concentrate on the power struggle in the Eastern Mediterranean. Perspectives integrating aspects of social theory beyond high politics have only recently been a focus of study in the case of Cyprus. This study emphasizes the necessity of developing a new methodological framework and employing new conceptual tools with the help of the theoretical advances in comparative sociopolitical analysis. In this context, studying the Cyprus problem within a framework defined by Europeanization with respect to the changes in national and international conditions in different periods allows a comparative analysis of the transformations in the positions of traditional and social and economic actors towards solving the problem.