Psaltis, C, Cakal, H, Loizides, N and Kuscu Bonnenfant, I (2019) Internally displaced persons and the Cyprus peace process. International Political Science Review. ISSN 0192-5121

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The article focuses on Greek Cypriot internally displaced persons and their attitudes towards the island’s reunification talks. We utilize quantitative data from two representative sample surveys, conducted in 2016–2017, which probed respondents on their views on territorial readjustments, property provisions and power-sharing. Contrary to the current findings in the literature, internally displaced persons status is associated with higher levels of support for a negotiated peace settlement. The article examines the impact of anticipated threats and economic opportunities accompanying a settlement and suggests a set of institutionalized mechanisms to incorporate the views of internally displaced persons and other disadvantaged groups in future reunification talks.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Peace agreements, federalism, internally displaced persons (IDPs), consociationalism, political attitudes
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 16:34
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2019 16:37

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