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Cyprus, Ethnic Conflict And Conflicted Heritage, Costas M. Constantinou, Mete Hatay Sep 2010

Cyprus, Ethnic Conflict And Conflicted Heritage, Costas M. Constantinou, Mete Hatay

Costas M. Constantinou

This article examines the dominant heritage discourse in Cyprus
concerning preservation and destruction, and its implications for ethnocultural
identity construction and promotion. By exploring two heritage
sites (one north and one south of the Buffer Zone) it suggests that
heritage practice is more complex than commonly presented. Specifically,
it shows how ethnic conflict has not only been responsible for heritage
destruction but also for the preservation of it as an unintended
consequence of ‘freezing’ development. It also examines how ethnic
groups and individuals may come to evaluate their ‘own’ heritage
negatively, specifically as an inconvenient cultural load, in efforts to ...


Cypriot In-Dependence And The Problem Of Sovereignty, Costas M. Constantinou Dec 2009

Cypriot In-Dependence And The Problem Of Sovereignty, Costas M. Constantinou

Costas M. Constantinou

States have strange beginnings; more so postcolonial ones.
They can begin as settlements of incarceration for criminal Europeans (Australia). Or as
projects of restorative justice making up for racist criminality and mass extermination (Israel). Or
as sites of repatriation for emancipated Africans after centuries of slavery, rehabilitating through
intra-colonialism (Liberia). States can come into being within imperial spaces of control, within
territories and borders imagined by others (the case with most African states). States can succeed
colonial rule over disparate lands and islands, tasked to govern a diverse pool of ethno-cultural
communities (e.g. Indonesia, Philippines, Burma and Papua New ...


Sustaining Global Hope: Sovereignty, Power And The Transformation Of Diplomacy, Costas M. Constantinou, James Der Derian Dec 2009

Sustaining Global Hope: Sovereignty, Power And The Transformation Of Diplomacy, Costas M. Constantinou, James Der Derian

Costas M. Constantinou

In what ways can diplomacy be restored as a virtue rather than being seen as a negative concept characterised by guile and deception? How can it move beyond mere advocacy of interests and be allowed to truly experiment with the reconciliation or coexistence of rival ways of living? How can it build durable relationships, address complex problems, and promote global peace and security? 

Sustainable Diplomacies looks at these questions from different theoretical and practical angles. This highly innovative and topical book draws inspiration from the history of diplomatic thought as well as from environmental, anthropological, religious and postcolonial studies. It ...