Ker-Lindsay, James

Dr James Ker-Lindsay  

Department

Position held

Eurobank EFG Senior Research Fellow on the Politics of South East Europe

 

Experience keywords:

EU enlargement; Peace Processes; Secession; State Recognition; conflict management and resolution

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Dr Ker-Lindsay's research focuses on conflict, peace and security in South East Europe (Western Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean); EU enlargement in the Balkans and Turkey; and on questions of secession and state recognition in international politics.

He has written a number of books on regional peace processes, including the efforts to reunify Cyprus, the Kosovo status process and Greek-Turkish rapprochement.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Balkans; Bosnia; Croatia; Cyprus; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Kosovo; Macedonia; Serbia; Southeast Europe; Turkey

Languages:

Greek [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 20 7955 6958

Publications

2016

Ker-Lindsay, James (2016) The Greek-Turkish forum: a portrait of a track 1.5 peace support initiative Global Strategy Forum and the British Council, London, UK.

Ker-Lindsay, James (2016) The hollow threat of secession in Bosnia and Herzegovina: legal and political impediments to a unilateral declaration of independence by Republika Srpska 7. LSEE - Research on South Eastern Europe, London, UK.

Ker-Lindsay, James (2016) Climate change and state death Survival. ISSN 0039-6338

2015

Ker-Lindsay, James (2015) The Cyprus problem In: Bebler, Anton, (ed.) "Frozen Conflicts" in Europe. Barbara Budrich , Berlin, Germany, 19-34. ISBN 9783847401339

Ker-Lindsay, James (2015) The United Kingdom In: Balfour, Rosa and Stratulat, Corina, (eds.) EU Member States and Enlargement Towards the Balkans. EPC issue paper (79). European Policy Centre, Brussels, Belgium, 53-62.

Ker-Lindsay, James (2015) Explaining Serbia's decision to go to the ICJ In: Milanovic, Marko and Wood, Michael, (eds.) The Law and Politics of the Kosovo Advisory Opinion. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198717515

Ker-Lindsay, James (2015) Engagement without recognition: the limits of diplomatic interaction with contested states International Affairs, 91 (2). 267-285. ISSN 0020-5850

Ker-Lindsay, James (2015) Britain, 'Brexit' and the Balkans The RUSI Journal, 160 (5). 24-29. ISSN 0307-1847

Economides, Spyros and Ker-Lindsay, James (2015) 'Pre-accession Europeanization': the case of Serbia and Kosovo JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, 53 (5). 1027-1044. ISSN 0021-9886

2014

Ker-Lindsay, James (2014) The case for a loose federation In: Ker-Lindsay, James, (ed.) Resolving Cyprus: new approaches to conflict resolution. I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, London, UK. ISBN 9781784530006

Ker-Lindsay, James (2014) Does a Cyprus solution still matter? In: Lytra, Vally, (ed.) When Greeks and Turks Meet: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship Since 1923. Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London (15). Ashgate Publishing , London, UK. ISBN 9781472406187

Ker-Lindsay, James (2014) Western Balkan states will need allies in an increasingly enlargement sceptic EU if they are to realise their aims of EU accession LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (30 May 2014) Blog entry

Ker-Lindsay, James (2014) There were few surprises in the European election results in Cyprus, but public discontent was apparent in the large drop in turnout LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (28 May 2014) Blog entry

Ker-Lindsay, James, ed (2014) Resolving Cyprus: new approaches to conflict resolution I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, London, UK. ISBN 9781784530006

Ker-Lindsay, James (2014) Understanding state responses to secession Peacebuilding, 2 (1). 28-44. ISSN 2164-7259

2013

Agapiou-Josephides, Kalliope and Kyris, George and Skoutaris, Nikos and Apostolides, Alexander and Charalambous, Giorgos and Pegasiou, Adonis and Ker-Lindsay, James (2013) How angry will Cyprus be over the Eurozone bailout? Matisak's Blog (a Stamp on the World) (17 Mar 2013) Blog entry

Ker-Lindsay, James (2013) Following a litany of failures, few will miss Cyprus’ outgoing president, Dimitris Christofias European Politics and Policy at LSE (20 Feb 2013) Blog entry

Ker-Lindsay, James (2013) Book review: unrecognized states: the struggle for sovereignty in the modern international system LSE Review of Books (16 Nov 2013) Blog entry

Ker-Lindsay, James (2013) Preventing the emergence of self-determination as an norm of secession: an assessment of the Kosovo ‘unique case’ argument Europe-Asia Studies, 65 (5). 837-856. ISSN 1465-3427

Ker-Lindsay, James (2013) The crisis in Cyprus not only threatens the Cypriot economy, but might also undermine the country’s relations with key partners and allies LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (26 Mar 2013) Blog entry

Ker-Lindsay, James (2013) There is a good case to be made for Cyprus pressing ahead with full recognition of Kosovo’s independence LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (3 Oct 2013) Blog entry

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Ker-Lindsay, James and Kostovicova, Denisa, eds (2013) Civil society and transitions in the Western Balkans New perspectives on South-East Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230292895

2012

Ker-Lindsay, James (2012) Introducing the Cyprus problem Peace Review, 24 (4). 395-397. ISSN 1040-2659

Ker-Lindsay, James (2012) Cyprus-Turkey: growing tensions Iemed Mediterranean Yearbook, 2012. 190-193. ISSN 1697-8897

Ker-Lindsay, James (2012) The role of the EU as a conflict manager in Cyprus In: Whitman, Richard and Wolff, Stefan, (eds.) The European Union as a Global Conflict Manager. Routledge. ISBN 9780415528559

Ker-Lindsay, James (2012) Turkey and Greece: what future for rapprochement? In: Canan-Sokullu, Ebru, (ed.) Debating Security in Turkey: Challenges and Changes in the Twenty-First Century. Lexington Books, Lanham, MD. ISBN 9780739148716

Ker-Lindsay, James and Featherstone, Kevin and Brown, Chris and Thomas, Daniel and Cherrier, Nick and Pastrorella, Giulia and Besliu, Raluca (2012) EU wins Nobel Peace Prize- reactions from EUROPP experts LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (12 Oct 2012) Blog entry

Sennett, Richard and Pissarides, Christopher and Ker-Lindsay, James and Galeotti, Mark and Power, Anne and Ashton, Matthew and Fuller, Steve (2012) Barack Obama is re-elected as US President: our experts react LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (7 Nov 2012) Blog entry

Sennett, Richard and Pissarides, Christopher and Power, Anne and Ker-Lindsay, James and Ashton, Matthew and Fuller, Steve (2012) Top experts offer their reactions to the US election results British Politics and Policy at LSE (7 Nov 2012) Blog entry

Ker-Lindsay, James (2012) An independent Scotland would face little European opposition to membership of the European Union LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (21 Mar 2012) Blog entry

Ker-Lindsay, James (2012) After a shock victory in Serbia, Tomislav Nikolic now faces a dilemma over Kosovo and EU accession LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (24 May 2012) Blog entry

Ker-Lindsay, James (2012) Peace efforts in Cyprus must involve civil society if there is to be any chance of success where so many others have failed LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (28 May 2012) Blog entry

Ker-Lindsay, James (2012) The UN and the post-intervention stabilisation of Kosovo Ethnopolitics, 11 (4). 392-405. ISSN 1744-9057

Ker-Lindsay, James and Economides, Spyros (2012) Standards before status before accession: Kosovo's EU perspective Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 14 (1). 77-92. ISSN 1944-8953

Ker-Lindsay, James and Economides, Spyros (2012) Standards before status before accession: Kosovo's European perspective Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 14 (1). 77-92. ISSN 1944-8953

Ker-Lindsay, James (2012) The foreign policy of counter secession: preventing the recognition of contested states Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199698394

2011

Ker-Lindsay, James (2011) Principles and the partition of Kosovo Peace Review, 23 (2). 228-234. ISSN 1040-2659

Ker-Lindsay, James (2011) Kosovo’s land for peace solution Harvard International Review. Online. ISSN 0739-1854

Ker-Lindsay, James (2011) Membership and foreign policy In: Ker-Lindsay, James and Faustmann, Hubert and Mullen, Fiona, (eds.) An Island in Europe: the EU and the Transformation of Cyprus . International Library of twentieth century history. I. B. Tauris & Co Ltd, London, UK, 112-133. ISBN 9781848856783

Morrison , Kenneth (2011) Change, continuity and consolidation assessing five years of Montenegro's independence Papers on South Eastern Europe, Economides , Spyros and Ker-Lindsay, James and Kovanović, Ivan, eds 2. LSEE - Research on South Eastern Europe, London, UK.

Ker-Lindsay, James (2011) Not such a 'sui generis' case after all: assessing the ICJ opinion on Kosovo Nationalities Papers, 39 (1). 1-11. ISSN 0090-5992

Ker-Lindsay, James (2011) Between "pragmatism" and "constitutionalism Journal of Contemporary European Research , 7 (2). 175-194. ISSN 1815-347X

Ker-Lindsay, James (2011) Between “pragmatism” and “constitutionalism”: EU-Russian dynamics and differences during the Kosovo status process Journal of Contemporary European Research, 7 (2). ISSN 1815-347X

Ker-Lindsay, James and Faustmann, H. and Mullen, F., eds (2011) An island in Europe: the EU and the transformation of Cyprus International Library of twentieth century history. I. B. Tauris & Co Ltd, London, UK. ISBN 9781848856783

Ker-Lindsay, James (2011) The Cyprus problem: what everyone needs to know Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199757152

2010

Ker-Lindsay, James (2010) The importance of process in peacemaking Peace Review, 22 (1). 57-64. ISSN 1040-2659

Faustmann, H. and Ker-Lindsay, James (2010) Die Europaische Union, die Türkei und das Zypernproblem seit 2004: Fehleinschätzungen und enttäuschten Hoffnungen Mitteilungen, 50. 46-65. ISSN 0721-9105

Ker-Lindsay, James (2010) Kosovo, sovereignty and the subversion of UN authority In: Hehir, Aidan, (ed.) Kosovo, Intervention and Statebuilding: the International Community and the Transition to Independence. Routledge studies in intervention and statebuilding. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415561679

Ker-Lindsay, James (2010) Kosovo’s status is still in doubt – time for Britain to rethink the need for new talks? British Politics and Policy at LSE (21 Jul 2010) Blog entry

Economides, Spyros and Ker-Lindsay, James and Papadimitriou, Dimitris (2010) Kosovo: four futures Survival, 52 (5). 99-116. ISSN 0039-6338

Economides, Spyros and Ker-Lindsay, James (2010) Forging EU foreign policy unity from diversity: the ‘unique case’ of the Kosovo Status Talks' European Foreign Affairs Review, 15 (4). 495-510. ISSN 1384-6299

Djokic, Dejan and Ker-Lindsay, James, eds (2010) New perspectives on Yugoslavia: key issues and controversies Routledge. ISBN 9780415499200

Ker-Lindsay, James (2010) Shifting alignments: the external orientation of Cyprus since independence The Cyprus Review, 22 (2). 67-74. ISSN 1015-2881

2009

Ker-Lindsay, James and Cameron, Alastair (2009) Combating international terrorism: Turkey's added value Occasional paper, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), London, UK.

Ker-Lindsay, James (2009) The National Council In: Ker-Lindsay, James and Faustmann, Hubert, (eds.) The Government and Politics of Cyprus. Peter Lang, Oxford, UK, 125-142. ISBN 9783039110964

Ker-Lindsay, James (2009) Presidential power and authority In: Ker-Lindsay, James and Faustmann, Hubert, (eds.) The Government and Politics of Cyprus. Peter Lang, Oxford, UK, 107-124. ISBN 9783039110964

Ker-Lindsay, James (2009) The emergence of ‘meditration’ in international peacemaking: a response to Weller, Noel, Yakinthou and Belloni Ethnopolitics, 8 (2). 251-253. ISSN 1744-9057

Ker-Lindsay, James (2009) Introduction: the government and politics of Cyprus In: Ker-Lindsay, James and Faustmann, Hubert, (eds.) The Government and Politics of Cyprus. Peter Lang, Oxford, UK, 11-16. ISBN 9783039110964

Ker-Lindsay, James (2009) The origins and development of the Cyprus issue In: Ker-Lindsay, James and Faustmann, Hubert, (eds.) The Government and Politics of Cyprus. Peter Lang, Oxford, UK, 63-82. ISBN 9783039110964

Ker-Lindsay, James (2009) From autonomy to independence: the evolution of international thinking on Kosovo, 1998–2005 Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 11 (2). 141-146. ISSN 1944-8953

Ker-Lindsay, James (2009) UN peacemaking in Cyprus: from mediation to arbitration and beyond In: Diez, Thomas and Tocci, Nathalie, (eds.) Cyprus: a Conflict at the Crossroads. Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK, 147-162. ISBN 9780719079009

Ker-Lindsay, James (2009) A history of Cyprus peace proposals In: Varnava, Andrekos and Faustmann, Hubert, (eds.) Reunifying Cyprus: the Annan Plan and Beyond. International library of political studies (28). I.B.Taurus, London, UK, 10-22. ISBN 9781845116576

Ker-Lindsay, James (2009) A response to the interview with Ambassador Albert Rohan, Deputy Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the future status talks for Kosovo Southeastern Europe, 33 (1). 109-118. ISSN 0094-4467

Ker-Lindsay, James (2009) The deceiving shadow of the EU?: contradictory perceptions of the ‘European solution’ for Cyprus In: Anastasakis, O. and Nicolaidis , K. and Oktem, K., (eds.) In the Long Shadow of Europe: Greeks and Turks in the Era of Post-Nationalism . International relations studies series (3). Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden, Netherlands. ISBN 9789004171121

Ker-Lindsay, James (2009) The threat and management of terrorism in Cyprus Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 32 (5). 439-452. ISSN 1057-610X

Ker-Lindsay, James and Faustmann, Hubert, eds (2009) The government and politics of Cyprus Peter Lang, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9783039110964

Ker-Lindsay, James (2009) The emergence of ‘meditration’ in international peacemaking Ethnopolitics, 8 (2). 223-233. ISSN 1744-9057

Ker-Lindsay, James (2009) Kosovo: the path to contested statehood in the Balkans I.B.Taurus, London, UK. ISBN 9781848850125

2008

Ker-Lindsay, James and Williams, Andrew (2008) Editorial: the Commonwealth and the Middle East The Round Table: the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 97 (397). 515-517. ISSN 0035-8533

Ker-Lindsay, James (2008) Turkey and Black Sea strategy for EU enlargement Turkish Policy Quarterly, 7 (2). 49-58. ISSN 1303-5754

Ker-Lindsay, James (2008) Europe's eastern outpost: the Republic of Cyprus and the Middle East The Round Table: the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 97 (397). 535-545. ISSN 0035-8533

Ker-Lindsay, James (2008) The security dimensions of a Cyprus solution Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe, GreeSE Paper No 19. The Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2007

Ker-Lindsay, James (2007) The policies of Greece and Cyprus towards Turkey's EU accession Turkish Studies, 8 (1). 71-83. ISSN 1468-3849

Ker-Lindsay, James (2007) Greek-Turkish rapprochement under New Democracy The International Spectator, 42 (2). 237-247. ISSN 0393-2729

Ker-Lindsay, James (2007) A difficult transition to a new relationship: Britain and Cyprus in the European Union Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 15 (2). 185-200. ISSN 1478-2804

Ker-Lindsay, James (2007) An irreparable breakdown of trust: relations between the UN Secretary-General and the Greek Cypriots before and after the 2004 referendum The Cyprus Review, 19 (2). 13-30. ISSN 1015-2881

Ker-Lindsay, James (2007) The European Union as a catalyst for conflict resolution: lessons from Cyprus on the limits of conditionality Working paper series, 1. Helen Bamber Centre for the Study of Rights, Conflict and Mass Violence, Kingston University, London, UK.

Ker-Lindsay, James (2007) Crisis and conciliation: a year of rapprochement between Greece and Turkey I.B.Taurus, London, UK. ISBN 9781845115043

2006

Ker-Lindsay, James (2006) Presidential power and authority in the Republic of Cyprus Mediterranean Politics, 11 (1). 21-37. ISSN 1362-9395

Ker-Lindsay, James (2006) A second referendum: the May 2006 parliamentary elections in Cyprus Mediterranean Politics, 11 (3). 441-446. ISSN 1362-9395

Ker-Lindsay, James and Webb, Keith (2006) Cyprus European Journal of Political Research, 45 (7-8). 1071-1077. ISSN 0304-4130

Ker-Lindsay, James (2006) The joint truce force in Cyprus, December 1963 - March 1964 In: Faustmann, Hubert and Peristianis, Nicos, (eds.) Britain in Cyprus: Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006. Peleus: Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Griechenlands und Zyperns (19). Bibliopolis, Mannheim und Möhnesee, Germany, 561-572. ISBN 3933925363

Ker-Lindsay, James (2006) The UN force in Cyprus after the 2004 reunification referendum International Peacekeeping, 13 (3). 410-421. ISSN 1353-3312

2005

Ker-Lindsay, James and Webb, Keith (2005) Cyprus European Journal of Political Research, 44 (7-8). 975-982. ISSN 0304-4130

Ker-Lindsay, James (2005) EU accession and UN peacemaking in Cyprus Rethinking peace and conflict studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9781403996909

Ker-Lindsay, James (2005) From U Thant to Kofi Annan: UN peacemaking in Cyprus, 1964-2004 South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) occasional paper series, 5/05. St Antony's College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

2004

Ker-Lindsay, James (2004) The future of Turkey's western orientation Études Helléniques/Hellenic Studies, 12 (1). 91-106. ISSN 0824-8621

Ker-Lindsay, James (2004) Britain and the Cyprus crisis, 1963-1964 Peleus: Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Griechenlands und Zyperns (27). Bibliopolis, Mannheim und Möhnesee, Germany. ISBN 9783933925589

Ker-Lindsay, James and Webb, Keith (2004) Cyprus European Journal of Political Research, 43 (7-8). 969-979. ISSN 0304-4130

Ker-Lindsay, James (2004) Turkish foreign policy after Iraq and post-enlargement: building bridges or mending fences? In: Papacosma, S. Victor and Theophanous, Andreas and Sperling, James, (eds.) Eu Enlargement and New Security Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean. Intercollege Press, Nicosia, Cyprus, 155-170. ISBN 9789963634194

2001

Ker-Lindsay, James (2001) The origins of the UN presence in Cyprus In: Richmond, Oliver P. and Ker-Lindsay, James, (eds.) The Work of the Un in Cyprus: Promoting Peace and Development. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 50-76. ISBN 9780333912713

Richmond, Oliver P. and Ker-Lindsay, James, eds (2001) The work of the UN in Cyprus: promoting peace and development Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780333912713

Ker-Lindsay, James and Richmond, Oliver P. (2001) Introduction: testing the United Nations Organization: the case of Cyprus In: Richmond, Oliver P. and Ker-Lindsay, James, (eds.) The Work of the Un in Cyprus: Promoting Peace and Development. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, xiv-1. ISBN 9780333912713

2000

Ker-Lindsay, James (2000) Greek-Turkish rapprochement: the impact of 'disaster diplomacy'? Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 14 (1). 215-232. ISSN 0955-7571

1999

Ker-Lindsay, James (1999) Britain's central role in the search for an international peacekeeping force for Cyprus, 1963-1964 Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 23 (Autumn). 222-245. ISSN 0307-0131

Ker-Lindsay, James (1999) Exploring myths and realities in the Cyprus problem: some examples from 1963-64 Thetis: Mannheimer Beiträge Zur Klassischen Archäologie und Geschichte Griechenlands und Zyperns, 5-6. 473-480. ISSN 0945-8549

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