Nicos Trimikliniotis

Senior Research Consultant

Nicos Trimikliniotis left PRIO in 2012. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.


Nicos Trimikliniotis is an interdisciplinary scholar working in the fields of law and sociology. He joined PRIO Cyprus Centre as senior research consultant since 2008. He is Assοciate Professor of Law and Sociology at the University of Nicosia. He has researched on ethnic conflict, reconciliation and resolution, constitutional and state and legal theory, integration, multi-culturalism, education, migration, racism, and discrimination and has published several articles, co-authored and co-edited books and journals. He has written many reports as Cypriot national on free movement of workers; integration, migration, discrimination, citizenship and Labour Law.
He is on the editorial board of the journals Translocations and Cyprus Review. He has published several articles in books and journals. He is was editor of a monthly journal “Adventures of Ideas” [Περιπέτειες Ιδεών] published with Politis newspaper, 2006-2009 available from
His latest work include:
·         Beyond a Divided Cyprus: A State and Society in Transformation, Palgrave MacMillan, 2012
(co-authored and co-edited with Umut Bozkurt)
·         Gauging the Global Cycles of Deviance (with Ari Sitas, Sumangala Damodaran and Wiebke Keim, Palgrave MacMillan 2013)
·         Contested Integration, Migration and Societal Transformation: European Dilemmas and Challenges (University of Nicosia Press, 2012)
·         Racism, Migration and Trade Unions in a post-tourist society: Towards a New Paradigm for Cyprus (in Greek, forthcoming).
·         The Nation-State Dialectic and the State of Exception (in Greek) (Savalas, Athens, 2010)
Doctoral Dissertation (Ph.D. Sociology): The Role of State Processes in the Production and Resolution of ‘Ethnic’ and ‘National’ Conflict:  The Case of Cyprus, University of Greenwich, London.


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Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Trimikliniotis, Nicos (2011) For a sociology of reconciliation and conflict: An ascending ethic of reconciliation?, Current Sociology 59(5): 600–603.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos (2011) Σημείωση για τη «Τουρκική Δημοκρατία της Βόρειας Κύπρου», Ταξικές Παράμετροι [Note on the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Class Parameters], Θέσεις(114): 99–120.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos & Corina Demetriou (2009) Trafficking, Profiteering and State Complicity: Researching the Demand Side of prostitution and trafficking in Cyprus, Translocations: Migration and Social Change 5(1): 1–32.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos & Corina Demetriou (2009) Evaluating the Anti-discrimination Law in the Republic of Cyprus: A Critical Reflection, The Cyprus Review 20(2): 79–116.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos (2008) Globalisation and Migrant Labour in a ‘Rainbow Nation': a fortress South Africa?, Third World Quarterly 29(7): 1323–1339.

PCC Report

Trimikliniotis, Nicos; & Corina Demetriou (2012) Legal Framework in the Republic of Cyprus, Displacement in Cyprus - Consequences of Civil and Military Strife, 3. Nicosia : PRIO Cyprus Centre.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos; & Bozena Sojka, eds, (2012) Envisioning a Future: Towards a Property Settlement in Cyprus, Displacement in Cyprus - Consequences of Civil and Military Strife, 7. Nicosia: PRIO Cyprus Centre.
Demetriou, Corina; & Nicos Trimikliniotis (2012) Το Νομικό Πλαίσιο στην Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία [Legal Framework in the Republic of Cyprus], O Εκτοπισμός στην Κύπρο - Οι Συνέπειες της Πολιτειακής και της Στρατιωτικής Διαμάχης, 3. Nicosia: PRIO Cyprus Centre.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos; & Corina Demetriou (2012) Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti’ndeki Yasal Çerçeve [Legal Framework in the Republic of Cyprus], Kıbrıs’ta yerinden olmak - Sivil ve Askeri Çatışmanın sonuçları, 3. Nicosia: PRIO Cyprus Centre.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos; & Bozena Sojka, eds, (2012) Bir Geleceği Tasavvur Etmek: Kıbrıs’ta bir Mülkiyet Çözümüne Doğru [Envisioning a Future: Towards a Property Settlement in Cyprus], Kıbrıs’ta yerinden olmak - Sivil ve Askeri Çatışmanın sonuçları, 7. Nicosia: PRIO Cyprus Centre.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos (ed.) (2010) Free Movement of Workers in Cyprus and the EU, PRIO Cyprus Centre Report, 1. Nicosia: PRIO Cyprus Centre.

Book Chapter

Demetriou, Corina & Nicos Trimikliniotis (2011) Labour integration of migrant workers in Cyprus: A critical appraisal, in Precarious Migrant Labour Across Europe. Ljubljana: The Peace Institute – Institute For Contemporary Social and Political Studies (73–96).
Trimikliniotis, Nicos (2010) New Female Migration and Integration Related Policies in Cyprus, in The New Female Migrants In European Societies – a State of the Art. Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press (166–185).
Trimikliniotis, Nicos (2010) The Demise of the Cypriot State of Exception: From Organic Crisis to Transcendence of the 'Doctrine of Necessity'? [Η παρακμή του Κυπριακού καθεστώτος εξαίρεσης: Από την οργανική κρίση στην υπέρβαση του «δόγματος της ανάγκης]Cyprus Republic 50 Years of Independance . (209–234).
Trimikliniotis, Nicos (2009) Free Movement and Exceptions: The Cypriot State of Exception, in Nicos Trimikliniotis, ed., Rethinking the Free Movement of Workers: the European Challenges Ahead. Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers (135–154).
Trimikliniotis, Nicos (2009) The Use and Abuse of Undeclared/Unprotected Labour: Migration, Europeanisation and the Role of Trade Unions, in European Perspectives on Exclusion and Subordination: the Political Economy of Migration. Maastricht, Nederland: Shaker Publishing B.V. (177–201).

Edited Volume

Trimikliniotis, Nicos (ed.) (2009) Rethinking the Free Movement of Workers: The European Challenges Ahead. Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishers.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Trimikliniotis, Nicos (2009) Rethinking Migration, Discrimination and Multiculturalism in a Post-tourist Society, The Cyprus Review 20(2): 11–16.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos (2008) Borders, Migration, Security and Trafficking Dilemmas: Current Debates and Cypriot Challenges, Cyprus Review 20(2): 207–232.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos (2008) Η Κύπρος στα Δύσκολα Μονοπάτια της Αλήθειας και της Συμφιλίωσης [Cyprus confronting the Difficult Pathway of Truth and Reconciliation], Διεθνής Και Ευρωπαϊκή Πολιτική.