The Political and Economic History of North Cyprus

A Discordant Polity

  • Tufan Ekici

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. Tufan Ekici
    Pages 1-28
  3. Tufan Ekici
    Pages 29-48
  4. Tufan Ekici
    Pages 123-149
  5. Tufan Ekici
    Pages 151-170
  6. Tufan Ekici
    Pages 219-253
  7. Tufan Ekici
    Pages 255-279
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 281-283

About this book


This monograph provides a comprehensive analysis of the political economy of the Turkish Cypriot governance in the northern part of Cyprus after 1974. Examining the political and state structure, labour market, social security, state economic enterprises and allocation of land, Ekici shines a light on the turbulent history of North Cyprus. What is its relationship with Turkey and the South? How does economic development compare across Cyprus? Who are the potential perpetrators of post-1974 developments? Such questions are addressed in this much-needed book.

As a self-proclaimed internationally unrecognised state, neglected by the international community and scholarly literature, this book marks an important development in the study of North Cyprus and Turkey's role in its economy and politics.


Political economy of Northern Cyprus Economic history of Northern Cyprus Political economic history Turkish Cypriots TRNC North Cyprus labour market State Economic Enterprises Cypriot allocation of land and property Cypriot economic development Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Turkish Cypriot governance in Cyprus ITEM law Private sector development in Cyprus

Authors and affiliations

  • Tufan Ekici
    • 1
  1. 1.William Paterson UniversityWayne, NJUSA

Bibliographic information