The connection between trade unions and political parties in Cyprus

Ioannou, G. (2016) The connection between trade unions and political parties in Cyprus. In: Charalambous, G. and Christophorou, C. (eds.) Party-Society Relations in the Republic of Cyprus: Political and Societal Strategies. Series: Routledge advances in Mediterranean studies (3). Routledge: London ; New York, NY, pp. 110-128. ISBN 9781138936324 (doi:10.4324/9781315676906)

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Abstract

Introduction The connection between trade unions and political parties in Cyprus has been and continues to be an especially strong one, and this is a consequence of multiple and interrelated factors that have to do with the historical development of the country in general and the historical roots of trade unionism and modern politics in particular. 1 They are also related with the organizational patterns that have evolved in a clientelistic Mediterranean society (Loizos 2004 [1975]) and with the ideological polarization and overt politicization that characterized life in the island at least up until the end of the 20th century. By the turn of the century, though, a series of changes had taken place, bringing about a social transformation in Cyprus, its economy and society.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ioannou, Dr Gregoris
Authors: Ioannou, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Party-Society Relations in the Republic of Cyprus: Political and Societal Strategies
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:9781138936324

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