publication . Article . 2014

Turkish trade unionists and Turkey’s membership of the European Union

Nichols, Theo; Tasiran, Ali C.;
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  • Published: 18 Aug 2014 Journal: International Review of Applied Economics, volume 28, pages 650-668 (issn: 0269-2171, eissn: 1465-3486, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
In all the discussions regarding Turkey’s accession to the EU, little attention has been paid to the views of workers. This paper provides a statistical analysis of the views of over 6000 Turkish trade union members on Turkey’s EU membership. Parameters are estimated using multilevel probit models where the nested structures of workers into trade unions and federations were taken into account since they shared some joint characteristics because of belonging to these organisations. It confirms the extensive disillusion with the EU found elsewhere in Turkish society but more interestingly it disconfirms an idea that those inside the EU may too easily assume to be ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Development economics, Economics, Accession, Probit model, Turkish, language.human_language, language, Political economy, Militant, Emerging markets, Labour economics, European union, media_common.cataloged_instance, media_common, Islam, Statistical analysis, H1

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