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Luke Cooper

Luke Cooper

Senior Lecturer in Politics, Anglia Ruskin University

Luke is a historical sociologist interested in processes of political and social transformation within and across societies. His research is currently focused on the role of nationalism and national identity in social change.

Prior to joining Anglia Ruskin in the summer of 2015, Luke worked in the department of History, Politics and International Relations at Richmond University in London. He previously taught on International Relations courses at the University of Sussex. Luke has presented his research widely at national and international conferences, including the International Studies Association (ISA), the British International Studies Association (BISA), International Political Science Association (IPSA) and the British Sociological Association (BSA). He is currently undertaking research on the role of political identity in the democracy movement in Hong Kong.

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Why a 'guest worker' visa system is not the answer for Britain after Brexit

Sep 25, 2017 12:08 pm UTC| Insights & Views

At the 2017 general election, the UKs two largest political parties both agreed that the current system of free movement would end when the country leaves the European Union. The Labour Party has since shifted to a...

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Economy

Singapore Q2 GDP misses expectations, pace of manufacturing growth slows

Advance estimates released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Friday showed that Singapores economy expanded at a slower pace than forecast in the second quarter. Singapores economy expanded 3.8 percent...

German bunds remain mixed after June CPI meets market expectations; ECB’s June meeting minutes in focus

The German bunds remained mixed during European session Thursday after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of June met market expectations and investors will now be eyeing the European Central Banks...

Crude prices likely to remain resilient despite OPEC’s plans to raise output, to worsen India’s trade deficit

Oil prices are expected to remain resilient on increasing demand in the months ahead, despite the agreement reached by OPEC+ to increase oil output. It could worsen Indias ongoing trade deficit and current account deficit,...

Crude prices likely to remain resilient despite OPEC’s plans to raise output, to worsen India’s trade deficit

Oil prices are expected to remain resilient on increasing demand in the months ahead, despite the agreement reached by OPEC+ to increase oil output. It could worsen Indias ongoing trade deficit and current account deficit,...

Global Geopolitical Series: U.S. slaps duties on steel racks from China

Yesterday, the U.S. Commerce Department announced that it has concluded its investigation into imports of steel racks from China and the department has found that exporters from China received benefits from 28 subsidy...

Politics

Poland's judicial purge another step toward authoritarian democracy

Since the elections of 2015, Poland has been ruled by the Law and Justice Party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, or PiS), a far-right nationalist group that has transformed the country beyond recognition. Poland had once been...

Arrest and release of Somaliland poet puts spotlight on regional troubles

Poets, writers and bloggers have recently been on the receiving end of political crackdowns in the self-declared independent state of Somaliland. Surges often occur around elections, and most recently due to assertive...

The Murri Book Club and the politics of reading for Indigenous Australians

Although the 2018 Closing the Gap report on Indigenous disadvantage highlighted the importance of literacy for Indigenous Australians, progress remains slow. But, while reading is widely considered an unmitigated good and...

Mexico's election was a victory for democracy itself

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, has won a landslide victory in Mexicos presidential elections. He now stands poised to form the countrys first left-wing government for generations, and...

Nationalism and piety dominate Turkey's election

Turkey goes to the polls to vote for president and parliament on Sunday. As a scholar of the history and politics of the Middle East, I believe the most striking feature of the campaign is the ideological uniformity...

Science

Discovering dopamine's role in the brain: Arvid Carlsson's important legacy

Arvid Carlsson, the Swedish neuroscientist and Nobel laureate, died on June 29, 2018 at the age of 95. He had devoted his life to understanding how the brain works and was awarded the Nobel for his research into dopamine ...

How Novichok is different from radioactive poisons – and what this means for decontamination

A man and a woman were found unconscious in Wiltshire, England, on July, after having been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok. This is the same substance that was used to poison the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and...

We need a bank of DNA from dirt and water to protect Australia's environment

Measuring biodiversity used to mean laboriously collecting samples and manually identifying the plants, animals and fungi. This might involve careful inspection under a microscope to spot identifying features. This takes a...

Real, Live Mad Scientists Send Electric Shocks to People's Brains to Make Them Less Violent

For centuries, the fearful image that the common folk has had of innovators is the Mad Scientist persona. Surrounded by all kinds of strange contraptions, these scientists would experiment on live subjects with abandon....

Bacteria Could Be the Key To Breathing on Mars, Study Says

The atmosphere on Mars is so thin that humans wont be able to breathe on the red planet unless they are wearing space suits. With plans to colonize it, wearing the bulky apparel would pose a considerable level of...

Technology

Coinbase’s Popularity Falls As Bearish Trend Continue To Dominate Crypto Market

Coinbases popularity is dwindling down as the bear market continuously imposes its will on the crypto industry. Coinbase has been ranked as number one in Playstore during December 2017 but has now fallen to 40th place, BTC...

iPhone 9 Release Date, Specs: Apple Might Launch Budget-Friendly, LCD-Clad Model with Edge-to-Edge Screen

The next smartphone from Apple, dubbed the iPhone 9, is rumored to sport the same edge-to-edge screen design as seen on the iPhone X. However, the upcoming device is expected to sport an LCD panel so it can be offered at a...

Oppo Find X Release Date, Specs: Smartphone to Arrive in India Next Month with One Cool Feature Missing

Customers in India now know when they can get the Oppo Find X. Unfortunately, the device will be missing one cool feature upon its launch in the said country. In an event on Thursday, the smartphone company announced...

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Release Date, Specs: Regulatory Filing Hints at Imminent Launch; More RAM, Storage Variants Expected

A regulatory filing for the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition was recently spotted. This could be hinting that its official retail release is coming soon. Meanwhile, the documents also confirmed there will be more RAM and...

NES Classic Edition Latest News and Updates: GameStop Starts Accepting Pre-Orders; Shipping Scheduled for Next Week

After months of an NES Classic Edition drought, GameStop has finally started accepting pre-orders again for the throwback console. Luckily, buyers do not have to wait long before receiving their devices since shipments are...
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