Nikos Christofis

Nikos Christofis
Shaanxi Normal University | SNNU · School of History and Civilizations and Center for Turkey Studies

PhD

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49 Research Items
101 Citations
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Additional affiliations
May 2019 - May 2020
Shaanxi Normal University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2016 - January 2017
University of Crete
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • ΤΟΥΑ 390, Political Parties and Ideological Currents: From the Late Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic
September 2015 - December 2015
Fatih University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • SOC 111, History of Civilizations I SOC 311, Political Sociology SOC 451, Contemporary Social Movements SOC 519, Nations and Nationalism in the Balkans
Education
October 2009 - February 2015
Leiden University
Field of study
  • Institute for Area Studies (LIAS)
September 2003 - September 2004
The University of Manchester
Field of study
  • Middle Eastern Studies
September 1999 - June 2003
University of Cyprus
Field of study
  • Turkish Studies

Publications

Publications (72)
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This article outlines the nature of Cypriot mines and mine owners between 1914, when the British directly annexed Cyprus, and the Second World War, and the terms on which the British allowed foreign companies to function on the island, at the expense of the people. It then turns to discuss the emergence of the first communist cells on the island, t...
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Turkish foreign policy has experienced a profound transformation in the nearly two decades since the Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) came to power. In its first decade (2002–2011), the AKP government sought to consolidate, promote, and implement its agenda through the use of soft power while also aligning Turkey with...
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The transnational phenomenon that was “1968” was felt keenly around the globe with direct and virtually immediate impact. Turkey stands as a clear example, wherein the development and dynamism of the “Western” student movement had an immediate impact and shaped developments unfolding in Turkey at the time. As elsewhere in the world, “1968” did not...
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Right from the start in 2016, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Amnesty International challenged the legitimacy of the so-called refugee deal between Turkey and the EU. Toward the end of 2020, the EU concluded another agreement with Turkey as part of the €6 billion in funding covered by the refugee deal, in spite of Turk...
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Cyprus has featured prominently on Turkey’s foreign policy agenda in recent years. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has weaved this long-standing issue into a broader narrative of ‘geographical imagination’. Cyprus policy has thus reflected the AKP’s socio-political vision of a ‘Yeni Türkiye’ (New Turkey), first articulated nearly a d...
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Right from the start in 2016, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Amnesty International challenged the legitimacy of the so-called refugee deal between Turkey and the EU. Toward the end of 2020, the EU concluded another agreement with Turkey as part of the €6 billion in funding covered by the refugee deal, in spite of Turk...
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Since the rise of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to power in 2002, the country has been at the forefront of events in the region and beyond, even more so in the wake of the 15 July 2016 failed coup attempt. The party’s initial pro-EU, pro-democratic posture has given way to an illiberal authoritarianism since 2010, a process th...
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Turkey"s recent slide into authoritarianism will have implications for its close neighbours in the West. Especially Greece cannot avoid negative spill-over effects. A coalition government comprising Syriza and Independent Greeks does not have an unconstrained set of policy choices in responding to this. Maintaining effective working relations is a pa...
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Turkish foreign policy making under the Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) rule has been at the centre of scholarly debates since the party first came to power in 2002. Interest to the subject maximised in a way during the 2010s, raising serious concerns over its manifestation in the field – not only in the Middle East,...
Book
This book explores the different perspectives and historical moments of nationalism in Cyprus. It does this by looking at nationalism as a form of identity, as a form of ideology, and as a form of politics. The fifteen contributors to this book are scholars of different scientific backgrounds and present Cypriot nationalisms from an interdisciplina...
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In this introductory chapter, Christofis and Kyritsi introduce the reader into the history of nationalism in modern and contemporary Cyprus. The scope of the analysis is a historical approach to nationalism, that is the view that the world of nations, ethnic identity, and national ideology are neither eternal, nor ahistorical or primordial but are...
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The end of the Cold War and the tragic events of 9/11 in 2001 brought about a radical shift in international political landscape and led to a remaking of the world order. In the field of foreign policy-making, it is these “major changes in the geopolitical context generally [that] bring the reformulation of geopolitical visions, a re-articulation o...
Thesis
PhD dissertation defended at the Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Leiden University
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Terrorist attacks can have a multitude of economic consequences that may adversely affect a number of economic sectors and activities including capital markets. This paper examines the impact of three major terrorist incidents on the Istanbul Stock Exchange, one of the major emerging markets internationally. The reaction of both the general index a...
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Revised, annotated and expanded edition. Original 64 pp., revised 216 pp.In Greek.
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Beyond the loss of life and personal injuries that the victims of terrorist actions suffer and the atmosphere of fear terrorists seek to create with their premeditated use of brutal violence, terror also has real economic and political costs that go beyond the immediate costs and damages of a terrorist attack. Terrorist actions can have a multitude...

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Cyprus, the Left and the (Post)Colonialism is a one-day conference I organised in the framework of my post-doc fellowship at the Research Centre for the Humanities. Speakers 1. Nikos Christofis 2. Yiannos Katsourides 3. Nikos Moudouros 4. Spyros Sakellaropoulos 5. Antonis Antoniou