Research

EMRC conducts theoretical and empirical research on Euro-Mediterranean issues, subjects ranging over all scientific domains.

Our strategy for building and developing a research center of international reputation is based upon the qualities of the people at EMRC. Given that the core feature of our research agenda is interdisciplinary, it is the intention of EMRC to strive for academic excellence in all pertinent fields.


 

Franco, the popular game and ethnocentric conduct in modern Spanish football

Football is better known for its vast popularity across the world, while its unique nation-building qualities were widely recognized from ...
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Fascism, separatism and the ultrás: Discrimination in Italian football

The game of football is known as much for its mass appeal as for its nationbuilding properties. In the case ...
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Playing Politics with Charisma: Archbishop Makarios III and the Cyprus Issue

This theoretical analysis utilizes a social constructionist approach to delve into the social psychological dynamics characterizing the evolution of charismatic ...
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Black, blanc and beur: French football’s ‘foreign legion’

The French flag often serves as a symbol of multiculturalism, diversity and equality, yet integration in France is far from ...
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Turkey’s Foreign Policy Options: Europe, the US or Central Asia?

Accession to the European Union (EU) constitutes one of Turkey’s primary foreign policy objectives. However, to establish whether the country ...
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Football and Prejudice in Belgium and the Netherlands

As with many other west European countries, the populations of Belgium and the Netherlands are quite diverse. With immigrants arriving ...
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US intervention in post-war Greek elections: From civil war to dictatorship

This article challenges the legitimacy of electoral results in post-war Greece, as well as the political orientation of the Greek ...
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Deutschland über Alles: Discrimination in German Football

Considering that the reunification of Germany demanded that present-day German society adjusts to the new political realities and an all-expansive ...
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The foreign policy of small powers

The purpose of this paper is to redress the relative shortage of small power studies, expand the theoretical understanding pertaining ...
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Globalizing Greek Society: An overview of immigration to Greece

The purpose of this paper is to assess one of globalisation’s immediate effects on Greek politics and society. Although Greece ...
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Greek foreign policy and the western alliance: From commitment to independence

This paper examines the troubled relationship between Greece and the western alliance following the collapse of the military regime in ...
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The impact of the European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms on Turkey’s EU candidacy,

The main purpose of this paper is to assess the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Turkey’s ...
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Greek Response to the Cyprus Invasion

The contemporary history of three countries was marked on July 1974 when the Greek colonels overthrew the legitimate government of ...
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The inconsistency of United States Foreign Policy in the Aftermath of the Cyprus In-vasion: The Turkish Arms Embargo and its Termination

When Turkey invaded Cyprus in 1974, both NATO and United States interest were impacted.  The United States  adopted measures to ...
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NATO and the Aegean disputes

The issue of territorial waters emerged as a matter of dispute after the Geneva Convention of 1958. The Convention was ...
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A Depiction of the Foreign Policy Behaviour of Dyadic Case Studies based on the ‘Triangle Model’

The purpose of this paper is to identify the parameters within which foreign policy is formed and to explore the ...
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Causes of the 1967 Greek Coup

The purpose of this article is to discuss the factors that led to the imposition of the 1967 military regime ...
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The Politics of Education: Challenging Multiculturalism

Education is a thoroughly political enterprise. The process of determining the purpose of education has always been highly controversial. It ...
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The Marketing of War in the Age of Neo-Militarism

The post-9/11 era and the overall impact of international terrorism have generated much debate regarding the role of military apparatus ...
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Football Comes Home: Symbolic Identities in European Football

Football Comes Home unearths the cultural, political, and social properties of European football clubs and associations. Christos Kassimeris examines the ...
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Greece and the American Embrace: Greek Foreign policy towards Turkey, the US and the Western Alliance

Often considered the ‘troubled partnership’ of the Western alliance, relations between Greece and Turkey during the Cold War era sometimes ...
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Anti-racism in European Football: Fair Play for All

European societies have long been tarnished by racial discrimination, and the game of football is no exception. With immigrants arriving ...
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European Football in Black and White

European Football in ‘Black and White’: Tackling Racism in Football European Football in Black and White offers an engaging interpretation ...
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