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Master of Arts (MA)
Donald J. Grady
This thesis is a study of the conflict on the island of Cyprus, using a systems approach. By using systems analysis and partial al locative theories the author has been able to locate the areas of stress in the politics of Cyprus with much greater ease than would have been if he had used an historical approach.
The study begins with an introduction to the theoretical and conceptual framework used in the study. Chapter II gives the historical, political and economic background to the present strife on Cyprus. Chapter III is an application of the theoretical and conceptual framework to the data we have available on Cyprus. This chapter is the substantive chapter which attempts to answer such questions as why there are two political systems on Cyprus, why did stress have such an effect on the system, and what is the situation at the present. It is suggested that while there is no clear answer to the above question, the fact that there are two political cultures and two political systems has undoubtedly contributed to the problems on Cyprus.
Conley, Marshall William, "Political Community and Social Conflict: Cyprus" (1967). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 5292.
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