Dr Luke Temple
BA, MSc, PhD
Department of Geography
Teaching Associate in Political Geography
+44 114 222 7955
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Department of Geography
Geography and Planning Building
Luke Temple read for a BA Geography and Politics at the University of Sheffield (2008) before completing his MSc in Social and Spatial Inequalities and his PhD in the Department of Geography.
His thesis examined the links between citizen conceptualisations of democracy and their political participation.
He has worked as a Research Associate on the multinational and inter-disciplinary LIVEWHAT Project (Living with Hard Times: How European Citizens Deal with Economic Crises and Their Social and Political Consequences) and as co-editor of the British Politics and Policy Blog at LSE.
He currently works as a Teaching Associate in Political Geography, and as a Research Associate on the Renewing Party Politics Project, based in the Department of Politics.
- Research interests
Luke’s research interests cover political and electoral geography, democratic theory and democratization, political participation, and patterns of digital engagement.
- Relative deprivation and inequalities in social and political activism. Acta Politica, 54(3), 398-429. View this article in WRRO
- Violent political action during the European economic crisis: an empirical investigation of four theoretical paradigms from social movement research. Comparative European Politics. View this article in WRRO
- The Expert Cure? Exploring the Restorative Potential of Expertise for Public Satisfaction With Parties. Political Studies. View this article in WRRO
- Deprivation, class and crisis in Europe: a comparative analysis. European Societies, 21(2), 190-213. View this article in WRRO
- Prejudice and relative deprivation: the effects of self-referenced individual relative deprivation on generalized prejudice in European democracies. European Societies, 21(2), 280-302.
- United Kingdom: Political development and data for 2017. European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook, 57(1), 291-298. View this article in WRRO
- Last Word Can Political Parties be Reformed?. Political Insight, 9(3), 40-40. View this article in WRRO
- Digital Campaigning: The Rise of Facebook and Satellite Campaigns. Parliamentary Affairs, 71(S1), 189-202. View this article in WRRO
- Path dependency and convergence of three worlds of welfare policy during the Great Recession: UK, Germany and Sweden. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 33(1), 1-17. View this article in WRRO
- Convergence on Crisis? Comparing Labour and Conservative Party Framing of the Economic Crisis in Britain, 2008-14. Politics and Policy, 44(3), 577-603. View this article in WRRO
- Neoliberal Narrative in Times of Economic Crisis: A Political Claims Analysis of the U.K. Press, 2007‐14. Politics and Policy, 44(3), 553-576. View this article in WRRO
- Dynamics of Intra-Party Organisation in the Digital Age: A Grassroots Analysis of Digital Adoption. Parliamentary Affairs.
- Austerity, Politics, and Partisanship in the UK, Citizens and the Crisis (pp. 29-60). Springer International Publishing
- Teaching activities
As a mixed-methods researcher who has published work based on quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, Luke has an interest in methods teaching.
In particular he seeks to teach methodological approaches grounded by real-world examples, drawing from his passion studying political participation and democratic theory.
His teaching ethos is one of inclusion and debate that allows students to test and explore their ideas.
Luke currently teaches on:
- GEO381 – Geography, Politics, and Society
- GEO243 – Political Geographies
- GEO257 – Qualitative Research
- GEO256 – Statistical Analysis for Geography and Environmental Science
- GEO272 – Morocco Field Trip
- GEO358 – Extended Essays
- GEO6024 – Quantitative Methods