Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Law Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 2 of 2

Full-Text Articles in Law

The Role Of State Processes In The Production Of ‘Ethnic’ Conflict: The Nation-State Dialectic, Europeanisation And Globalisation, Nicos Trimikliniotis Dec 2000

The Role Of State Processes In The Production Of ‘Ethnic’ Conflict: The Nation-State Dialectic, Europeanisation And Globalisation, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

This paper sets out to theorise the production of ‘ethnic’ and ‘national’ conflict via the complex interrelation between ‘Nation’ and ‘State’, in what is termed as the nation-state dialectic. It considers the production of ‘ethnic conflict’ and the role of nationalism, the state and class politics. It theorises the State as a social relation and as a power structure and then proceeds in linking it to the emergence of the nation-state construct. In theorising ‘the State’, the attempt is to go beyond considering it merely as a juridical-legal apparatus of power in a given territory, but to explore it also ...


Europeanisation And Modernisation: Locating Cyprus In The Southern European Context, Nicos Trimikliniotis Dec 2000

Europeanisation And Modernisation: Locating Cyprus In The Southern European Context, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

The question of ‘modernisation’ of the state in Cyprus has recently received a great deal of attention in Cypriot politics. During the last Parliamentary elections in May 2000, the question of ‘modernisation’ entered the political dictionary of the mainstream parties. All political forces professed to be ‘European’, they pledged commitment to the EU accession process and the debate over ‘modernisation’ was closely linked to the policies of harmonisation with the EU in the light of accession. However, little critical work exists to examine Europeanisation that assesses the specific policies employed, the policy goals and kind of issues the processes entails ...