Militarism in post-war Cyprus: the development of the ideology of defence

Efthymiou, Stratis Andreas (2016) Militarism in post-war Cyprus: the development of the ideology of defence. Defence Studies, 16 (4). pp. 408-426. ISSN 1470-2436

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14702436.2016.1229126

Abstract / Description

This article provides a theorisation of militarism in post-war Cyprus. Based on qualitative empirical research conducted in Cyprus in 2011, the article explores the manifestation and steadfastness of GreekCypriot militarism, and the development of this militarism, which appeared after the partition of the island in 1974. In particular, it proposes the ideology of defence as a way to understand postwar Greek-Cypriot militarism. It shows the embedded nature of defence in the idea of the national struggle. It aims at mapping the character of this militarism in order to provide the grounds for future discussion. Only by understanding the interconnecting discourses that made Greek-Cypriot militarism possible in post-war Cyprus, can we understand its past, present, and future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Militarism; defence; post-war cyprus; cyprus problem; Single Area Defence Doctrine cyprus–Greece; Greek cypriot; national struggle; nation-in-arms; military masculinity; femininity
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 350 Public administration & military science
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Stratis Efthymiou
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 11:03
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020 11:03
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/5589

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