Giorgos Charalambous

Senior Research Consultant

Giorgos Charalambous
Giorgos Charalambous left PRIO in 2016. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

​Political parties, political ideologies, political behaviour, political culture, radical left, crisis, Cyprus, southern Europe, domestic politics of European integration


​​​​​​​​​​​​Giorgos Charalambous is a political scientist and holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Manchester. His research interests lie in the domain of comparative european politics and more specifically, the areas of: 
- political parties (ideology, organization, radical left) and political behaviour 
- domestic politics of European integration (Europeanization, Euroscepticism, European elections) 
- south European politics (parties, elections, institutions). He is also Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Cyprus and currently​ serves as President of the Cyprus Political Science Association (KYSYPE). 
His ongoing research focuses on the impact of the crisis on political behaviour, protest and social movements and political trust, youth attitudes towards aspects of the Cyprus conflict and populism/extremism.


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PCC Report

Charalambous, Giorgos (ed.) (2015) The European Far Right: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, PRIO Cyprus Centre Report, 2. Cyprus: PRIO Cyprus Centre.
Hatay, Mete; & Giorgos Charalambous (2015) The post-Annan Generation: Student Attitudes towards the Cyprus Problem, PRIO Cyprus Centre Report, 3. Cyprus: PRIO Cyprus Centre.
Charalambous, Giorgos (2014) Political Culture and Behaviour in the Republic of Cyprus during the Crisis, PRIO Cyprus Centre Report, 2. Nicosia : PRIO Cyprus Centre.

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Charalambous, Giorgos & Iasonas Lamprianou (2015) The (Non) Particularities of West European Radical Left Party Supporters: A Comparative Study of Left Party Families, European Political Science Review. DOI: 10.1017/S1755773915000429: 1–26.
Charalambous, Giorgos; Bambos Papageorgiou & Adonis Pegasiou (2015) Surprising Elections in Exciting Times? Of Proxies and Second-Order Events in the 2014 European Election in Cyprus, South European Society and Politics 20(3): 403–424.
Charalambous, Giorgos (2015) No Bridge over Troubled Waters: The Cypriot Left Heading the Government, 2008–2013, Capital & Class 39: 265–286.
Charalambous, Giorgos & Iasonas Lamprianou (2014) Societal Responses to the Post-2008 Economic Crisis among South European and Irish Radical Left Parties: Continuity or Change and Why?, Government and Opposition 51(2): 261–293.
Charalambous, Giorgos (2014) Taking Party Ideology Development Seriously, Rivista Italiana Di Scienza Politica 44(2): 193–203.
Charalambous, Giorgos & Christophoros Christophorou (2013) A Society within Society: Linkage in the Case of the Cypriot Communist Party, South European Society and Politics 18(1): 101–119.
Charalambous, Giorgos (2012) Το ΑΚΕΛ και η ΕΕ [AKEL and the EU], Greek Political Science Review(39).


Charalambous, Giorgos (2013) European Integration and the Communist Dilemma. Farnham: Ashgate.

Edited Volume

Charalambous, Giorgos; & Christophoros Christophorou, eds, (2016) Party-Society Relations in the Republic of Cyprus: Political and Societal Strategies. London : Routledge. Advances in Mediterranean Studies.