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Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies

Securitization and Desecuritization Processes in Protracted Conflicts

The Case of Cyprus

Authors: Adamides, Constantinos

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  • Develops new ideas on how securitization processes can be routinized and institutionalized, and how the mainstream top-down acts can co-exist with horizontal and bottom-up processes
  • Introduces a fresh look to desecuritization, namely audience-driven desecuritization, and examines its prospects and limitations 
  • Examines the Cyprus conflict through the securitization framework, thus offering a more profound understanding on the forces that contribute to the perpetuation and intractability of the problem
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Using the Cyprus conflict as a case study, this book examines how the securitization process in protracted conflict environments changes, as it becomes routinized and potentially even institutionalized. Furthermore, the process is not limited to the mainstream top-down path, as it also follows a horizontal and even bottom-up direction, which inevitably has an impact on the goals and securitization options of both the mainstream securitizing actors and the audience(s). Lastly, on a theoretical level it examines how the multi-directional securitization forces have an impact on the elite and audience-driven desecuritization efforts and ultimately on the prospects for conflict resolution. The book’s case study, the Cyprus question, offers an alternative reading of the forces dominating the specific conflict, while concurrently offers a useful framework for the study of similar protracted and deeply securitized conflicts.

About the authors

Constantinos Adamides is Assistant Professor of International Relations and the Director of the Diplomatic Academy at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. He frequently cooperates with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence, and the National Guard. He also served as a Member of the first Geostrategic Council of Cyprus (2014-2018).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33200-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33199-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Securitization and Desecuritization Processes in Protracted Conflicts
Book Subtitle
The Case of Cyprus
Authors
Series Title
Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33200-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33200-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33199-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 196
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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