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Photo of Chares Demetriou by Jessica Björck

Charalambos Demetriou

Associate professor

Photo of Chares Demetriou by Jessica Björck

Divide and rule Cyprus? Decolonisation as process

Author

  • Chares Demetriou

Summary, in English

Instances of decolonisation can be considered processes featuring complicated interactions that are both path-depended and open-ended. This perspective contrasts with reductionist epistemologies, particularly economistic ones. Viewing the decolonisation of Cyprus in processual terms, this article argues that the process at hand was crucially shaped by the colonial strategy of divide-and-rule and that the process’s complicated flow of interactions obscured the British government’s ability to assess the unfolding predicament clearly, failing most particularly to rank its options optimally by misreading the option of granting independence to Cyprus.

Department/s

  • Sociology

Publishing year

2019-08-04

Language

English

Pages

403-420

Publication/Series

Commonwealth and Comparative Politics

Volume

57

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Topic

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

Keywords

  • British Empire
  • Greece
  • National Movements
  • Turkey

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1466-2043