English title: Political Parties and Trade Unions in Cyprus

Author(s): Yiannos Katsourides -

Language: English

Type: Report, working paper

Year: 2013

Abstract

The political parties in Cyprus are extremely powerful. They play a dominant role in the public as well as the private sphere, resulting in a civil society that is extremely weak. The article will address two issues. First, it will map the evolution of civil society organisations (CSOs), especially the trade unions, and their relationship with political parties. Trade unions are probably the most important and influential of the CSOs in Cyprus. Second, it will examine the relationship between political parties and trade unions in contemporary Cyprus, focusing on the changing context within which their interaction takes place, the strategies adopted by the two actors and the direction of influence between them. Research and analysis are based on interviews, surveys, party documents and other secondary literature.

Edition: 0

Institution: Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics and Political Science

Number of pages: 48

Number: 74

Series: GreeSE: Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe