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The Embodiment Of Tolerance In Discourses And Practices Addressing Cultural Diversity In Schools, The Case Of Cyprus, Nicos Trimikliniotis, Corina Demetriou, Elena Papamichael Oct 2012

The Embodiment Of Tolerance In Discourses And Practices Addressing Cultural Diversity In Schools, The Case Of Cyprus, Nicos Trimikliniotis, Corina Demetriou, Elena Papamichael

Nicos Trimikliniotis

The report examines the processes, methods and Practices of the Cypriot educational system as the

embodiment of tolerance in discourses and practices addressing cultural diversity in schools. These are

mediated by the perceptions of policy makers, the convictions of stakeholders involved in the processes and abilities of and tools made available to educationalists. In examining the nature of the educational system and particularly the way in which the system treats its minoritised individuals and groups, the philosophy which emerges is that of viewing diversity as a disadvantage and a deficiency that needs to be ‘treated’, against a backdrop of essentialising ...


Labour Integration Of Migrant Workers In Cyprus: A Critical Appraisal, Nicos Trimikliniotis, Corina Demetriou Dec 2010

Labour Integration Of Migrant Workers In Cyprus: A Critical Appraisal, Nicos Trimikliniotis, Corina Demetriou

Nicos Trimikliniotis

This paper maps and evaluates the area of migrant labour integration in Cyprus. This is is not an easy task as the issue of integration has for years been a non-starter. Until the end of 2010, when the first national action plan on integration was adopted, the policy framework could only be schematically imagined. It concludes that Integration requires a serious change in the whole way in which migrants are perceived and are structurally located in society. In particular, it requires a radical reform of the current immigration model which needs to shift from the short-term temporary model to a ...


Preventing Racism, Xenophobia And Related Intolerance In Sport Across The European Union - Raxen Thematic Study On Cyprus, Nicos Trimikliniotis Sep 2009

Preventing Racism, Xenophobia And Related Intolerance In Sport Across The European Union - Raxen Thematic Study On Cyprus, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

This is a staudy on racism in sport in Cyprus, part of the the RAXEN Network.

There is no comprehensive study, nor is there any systematic system of recording racist incidents and discriminatory practices in sport in Cyprus. To collect the necessary evidence for the purposes of this report the NFP relied on various secondary sources (books, media reports). Additionally, the report draws on interviews as well as extensive information gathering from the persons interviewed (see interview list). There is however some ‘concrete’ evidence in the form of specialised body reports and sanctions against particular clubs imposed by the tribunal ...


Exceptions, Soft Borders And Free Movement For Workers, Nicos Trimikliniotis Sep 2009

Exceptions, Soft Borders And Free Movement For Workers, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

This chapter deals with issues of exceptions, soft borders and free movement for workers as illustrated in the Case of Cyprus. The chapter attempts to unravel some exceptional considerations aiming to restrict free movement for workers essentially on the grounds political and economic conditions that fall outside the edges of the law. The ECJ has repeatedly ruled that the scope of exceptions, derogations, issues relating to the territorial scope of treaties as well as various public policy and security considerations restricting free movement, are severely limited by the operation of the fundamental principles of the EU acquis. On the other ...


New Female Migration And Integration Related Policies In Cyprus [Co-Authored With Mihaela Fulias Souroulla], Nicos Trimikliniotis Dec 2008

New Female Migration And Integration Related Policies In Cyprus [Co-Authored With Mihaela Fulias Souroulla], Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

This chapter is a state of the art on the national context of Cyprus on the subject of integration and migration of mifgrant women. This is a rather problematic venture given that the literature available on the subject is mostly ‘international’ and as such we are forced to erect artificial ‘national’ or ‘state boundaries’ in order to confine the ambit of our work. Secondly, there is an inherent contextual problem relating to the de facto division of the country in which we are faced with the fact that Cyprus is a bi-communal and bilingual country, but due to budgetary reasons ...


The Use And Abuse Of Undeclared And Unprotected Labour: Migration, Europeanisation And The Role Of Trade Unions, Nicos Trimikliniotis Dec 2008

The Use And Abuse Of Undeclared And Unprotected Labour: Migration, Europeanisation And The Role Of Trade Unions, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

This paper considers the processes, the mechanisms and the social agency involved in what is a widespread phenomenon in Europe and the globe. The paper draws on experiences and knowledge from across Europe and beyond to illustrate the use and abuse of undeclared labour, particularly undocumented migrant labour within the process of European integration in order to consider ways to tackle it.


Globalisation And Migrant Labour In A 'Rainbow Nation': A Fortress South, Nicos Trimikliniotis Sep 2008

Globalisation And Migrant Labour In A 'Rainbow Nation': A Fortress South, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

Outside southern Africa little attention has been given to the lively debates, particularly within South Africa, about migration, economic integration, racism/xenophobia and exclusion. After the collapse of apartheid the Southern African Development Community (sadc) developed initiatives on regional co-operation on population movement in a far-reaching 1995 Draft Protocol on Free Movement. However, the post-apartheid South African state was concerned solely with free trade and, with the support of other regional players, managed to halt the Protocol. The processes of neoliberal regional integration, socioeconomic transformations, poverty and inequality, as well as the political turmoil in countries of the sub-Saharan region ...


Migration States Or States Of Exception? Social Movements Confront Authoritarian Statism, Nicos Trimikliniotis Dec 2007

Migration States Or States Of Exception? Social Movements Confront Authoritarian Statism, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

-Introduction -Defining the State -Europeanisation and the State -The Emergent Migration State -The Centrality of the Border: Migration and the State of Exception -Revisiting the ‘Agency versus Structure’ Debate -Migrants against the State of Exception ----Link: http://www.kora.metu.edu.tr/glomig/GLOMIG_Conference_Proceedings_Book.pdf Introduction If we are to address thoroughly an issue as complex as migration, we are forced to examine closely how the methods for controlling migration are being reformulated. The focus of our paper is primarily the European context, but the ideas and processes have a much wider scope. In an era that is characterised by ...


Populism, Democracy And Social Citizenship: Discourses On ‘Illegal Migration’ Or Beyond The ‘Fortress’ Versus ‘Cosmopolitanism’ Debate, Nicos Trimikliniotis Dec 2006

Populism, Democracy And Social Citizenship: Discourses On ‘Illegal Migration’ Or Beyond The ‘Fortress’ Versus ‘Cosmopolitanism’ Debate, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

This paper aims to connect articulations of ‘racism’ and ‘populism’ within discursive uses of ‘illegal immigration’ in the context of European-wide processes, which frame migrants as the ‘other’: such view have in fact become hegemonic over the recent years. The aim is to connect discourses of ‘illegal’ immigration to social phenomena, such as racist populism in democratic process and debates regarding social citizenship. The examination of the construction processes of exclusionary citizenship, both at European and at national level, via the discourses of undocumented migrant labour is a process that tends to racialise liberal democracy across Europe. Moreover, this process ...


Immigration To Cyprus, Nicos Trimikliniotis Dec 2005

Immigration To Cyprus, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

This chapter discusses the context that has transformed Cyprus from an emigration to an immigration country. It examines public discourse, the legal status, and the social position of migrants and asylum-seekers. This is exposed against the historical and political backdrop of Cyprus, dominated by the ‘national’ problem, which keeps the island divided.


New Migration And Racism In Cyprus: The Racialisation Of Migrant Workers, Nicos Trimikliniotis Dec 1998

New Migration And Racism In Cyprus: The Racialisation Of Migrant Workers, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

This paper sets out to examine the processes of racialisation of temporary migrant or 'foreign' labour in Cyprus, a country traditionally exporting migrants but recently transformed into one of hosting migrants. It considers policies and rights relating to migrant workers and examines discourses around migration found in the Greek Cypriot press and magazines. It also examines the role of employers and trade unions in the racialisation of migrant workers. It considers how conceptualisations of ‘race’ and racism, and their interrelation with class, are useful in understanding and explaining the processes by which the people are excluded, inferiorised and exploited.