Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Cyprus: The Post-imperial Constitution - Video of Book Launch

Lobby for Cyprus, in association with Pluto Press, hosted a discussion on the occasion of the publication of the book:

"Cyprus: The Post-imperial Constitution"
by Vassilis K. Fouskas and Alex O. Tackie

Wednesday 25 March
London School of Economics

The book was presented by
Dr Alan Sked
Senior Lecturer in International History, London School of Economics


Professor Francois Nectoux
Contemporary European Politics, Kingston University

Dr Alan Sked is a Senior Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is a world expert on the Habsburg Monarchy and his books on this subject have been translated into a number of languages including Italian and Japanese. Dr Sked has also written on British History and is currently writing the History of Post-War (Western) Europe.

Francois Nectoux, is a Professor of Contemporary European Politics at Kingston University and a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He has written extensively on matters related to the politics and culture of European integration. Professor Nectoux is the author of the highly acclaimed Timber from the South Seas and co-author of Contemporary France.

Full video of this event is available for viewing online (copies can be downloaded, and the code for embedding this video into other websites can be obtained) from links at the following source page:


"A provocative account placing the evolution of the Cyprus problem in the context of competing great power politics and strategic consideration in the Eastern Mediterranean"
Van Coufoudakis,. Professor Emeritus, Indiana University - Purdue University, Fort Wayne

"A magisterial synthesis, which can be grasped at one sitting."
Dr. William Mallinson, Lecturer-elect of European History, Ionian University Corfu

"A welcome contribution to an important topic: how to solve the Cyprus question on the basis of a post-imperial agenda."
Bülent Gökay, Professor of International Relations, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent

"There is originality here both in the approach and the argument."
Dr. Marios L. Evriviades, Assistant Professor of International Politics, Panteleion University, Athens

This book provides a non-partisan approach to the Cyprus issue.

Vassilis K. Fouskas and Alex O. Tackie argue that the rise to power of two left-wing parties on both sides of the Green Line means it is time to launch a dialogue to initiate a post-imperial constitutional process. This is a feasible undertaking, not least because Cyprus is a member of the EU but not a member of NATO.

This short, accessible book aims to revive a debate in the spirit of Dervis Ali Kavatzoglou and Constantine Misiaoulis, popular symbols of a united democratic and independent Cyprus.

Vassilis K. Fouskas is Professor of International Relations at Piraeus University Greece. Alex O. Tackie is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Kingston University, UK


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