Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Dispossession and DisplacementForced Migration in the Middle East and North Africa$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Dawn Chatty and Bill Finlayson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264591

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264591.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM BRITISH ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.britishacademy.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright British Academy, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in BASO for personal use.date: 14 October 2019

The Refugee Factor in Two Protracted Conflicts: Cyprus and Palestine Compared

The Refugee Factor in Two Protracted Conflicts: Cyprus and Palestine Compared

Chapter:
(p.226) (p.227) 10. The Refugee Factor in Two Protracted Conflicts: Cyprus and Palestine Compared
Source:
Dispossession and Displacement
Author(s):

Peter Loizos

Tobias Kelly

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264591.003.0011

In the early years of the twenty-first century, two peace processes that were deemed promising came to a halt. In Cyprus, the Annan Plan was rejected by the majority of Greek-Cypriots and in Israel/Palestine, the Oslo Peace Process collapsed in the second intifada. This chapter provides a comparative exploration of the roles the refugees played as individuals and as groups in the eventual failure of various peace processes as well as the political issues that have contributed to such failure. It focuses on the Greek-Cypriot refugees and the Palestinian refugees as the treatment of the rights of these groups of refugees were deemed the most controversial issue in the peace processes. In this chapter, the historical conditions, legal statuses, access to political representations and the geopolitical factors that have influenced the manner with which the conflict and refugees are dealt with are explored and examined. The various sections of the chapter are devoted to the rationale behind the failure of the Annan Plan and the Oslo Peace Process and the role of the refugees in this failure. The chapter concludes with some suggestions about the implications of refugee issues in order to settle long-term conflict.

Keywords:   peace processes, Cyprus, Annan Plan, Israel/Palestine, Oslo Peace Process, failure of peace processes, Greek-Cypriot refugees, Palestinian refugees, historical conditions, legal statuses

British Academy Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.