Paper Title
Post-Conflict Reconstruction in a �Federal� Cyprus? The Role of Tourism

The belief that tourism can play an important rolein reconciliation and peace-building following a conflict is long-standing. Cyprus presents an interesting case for researching the relationship between conflict, tourism and peace. Following years of a turbulent history, which resulted in the de facto partition of the island, a momentum has been created by the reignited political interest to resolve the Cyprus conflict through a federalism solution. Tourism, being the island�s backbone to the economy, needs to be investigated in order to fully understand the reconciliation dimensions to which it can contribute. This study, using a social constructionist approach as well as secondary data, attempted to identify and explore the various facets of tourism in post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction. Findings propose that tourism may play a beneficial role in social, economic and political transformation if certain conditions are upheld. Tourism�s economic and social role if reinforced but as the study highlights tourism�s effect is moderated by the governance system in place.