Cyprus and Its People: Nation, Identity, and Experience in an Unimaginable Community, 1955-1997

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16 Greek Cypriot Economic and Political Culture: The Effects of 1974

Caesar V. Mavratsas

This paper is a sociocultural analysis of the effects of the events of 1974 upon Greek Cypriot economic and political culture.1 It argues that the Turkish invasion and subsequent military occupation of northern Cyprus have led to an economic intensification which has resulted in what has been justifiably called a Greek Cypriot "economic miracle"2; at the same time, the tragic events of 1974 brought about an increasing "corporatization" of Greek Cypriot politics.3 This corporatization of political and civic life poses serious obstacles to the rationalization and modernization of the political culture and ethos of the Republic of Cyprus. The latter process unfolds in conjunction with an overpoliticization that has characterized Greek Cypriot society at least since the beginning of the century. Both factors hinder the emergence of a "healthy" civil society, which could function with a relative independence and promote the development of what the sociologists of knowledge calls modern consciousness.4 The developments in both the political and the economic spheres of Greek Cypriot social life, it is proposed, are closely interwoven with the political and economic ethos of the Hellenes of Cyprus, and cannot be understood by reference solely to structural factors and dynamics.

The paper begins with an analysis of how the Turkish invasion and subsequent military occupation affected Greek Cypriot economic life and proceeds to an examination of the impact of the events of 1974 upon Greek Cypriot political life. A rudimentary account of the formation, evolution and basic constitution of Greek Cypriot economic and political culture is necessary if the particular effects of the events of 1974 are to be adequately understood. This is also provided in the main parts of the article. The paper

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