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Pavlos I. Koktsidis

Department of Social and Political Sciences
Cyprus University of Technology


2006-2009 PhD in Security and Conflict Analysis, Queen’s University of Belfast, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Belfast, UK (PhD Funded by the Northern Ireland Department of Education and Learning, £36.000) Thesis: Ethnic Conflict in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Understanding the Effectiveness of Diplomatic Coercion Dec.2005 United Nations Training on ‘Global Terrorism’, Durham University, Certified by UNITAR POCI, Durham, UK (Travel grant by the Department of Politics and International Relations, The University of Edinburgh, £1000) 2004-2005 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Training in Political Research Methods, University of Edinburgh, Department of Politics, Edinburgh, UK 2002-2003 MA in Comparative Ethnic Conflict (Conflict Resolution), Queen’s University of Belfast, School of Politics and International Studies, Belfast, UK 1999-2002 BA in Politics and International Relations, The University of Lancaster, Department of Politics and International Relations, Lancaster, UK

Research Interest

Political Integration,Peace and Conflict Studies,‘Ethnic Federalism and Powersharing in Cyprus,


  • Koktsidis, P.I. (2014). ‘From Deprivation to Violence’? State Repression and the Violent Escalation of Conflict in the Republic of Macedonia’, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, Taylor and Francis, Vol. 7 Issue 1, pp.1-29.

  • Koktsidis, P. I. and Menelaos Apostolou (2016). ‘Ethnic Federalism and Powersharing in Cyprus: Motives, Constrains and Preconditions’, Mediterranean Quarterly, Duke University Press, Vol. 27 Issue 3, pp. 105-134.

  • Koktsidis, P. I. (2017) ‘Negotiating Under the Security Dilemma: A Loss-Framed Approach to the Question of Cyprus’, Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, Vol. 24 No.1, Nova South Eastern University, Florida, US.

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