- Dr Luke March
- Senior Lecturer in Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics; Director (Taught) of the Graduate School of Social & Political Science; Deputy Director of the Princess Dashkova Russia Centre
- 3.08 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
- +44 (0)131 650 4241
- Research Interests
- Russia, Moldova, Radical left, post-Soviet politics, Populism, Social movements, Ukraine, Protest
Guidance and Feedback Hours (Spring 2015) (no appointment necessary: just turn up)
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My research day is THURSDAY. I will not normally be contactable on Thursday.
- MA Contemporary Russian Politics (organiser)
- MSc The Politics of Post-Soviet Russia (organiser)
- SPS Academic Writing (co-organiser)
- MA Social and Political Science (Cambridge)
- MSocSc Russian and East European Studies (Birmingham)
- PhD Russian and East European Studies (Birmingham)
Luke joined Politics and IR in 1999 from Birmingham University, where he finished his PhD and held a temporary post as lecturer in Russian Politics. He spent much of the late 1990s working on the communist left in the former USSR, in particular its ideological and organisational development and influence on democratisation. This research led to several publications including The Communist Party in Post-Soviet Russia (Manchester University Press, 2002), which received a five-star review from Political Studies. His latest book, Radical Left Parties in Europe was published by Routledge in December 2011. He is also working with Richard Dunphy of Dundee University on The European Left Party: A Case Study in Transnational Party Building (Manchester University Press, 2013).
The politics of the former Soviet Union (especially Russian and Moldovan politics, political parties in the FSU, democratisation and institution-building); The radical left in Europe; Populism; Communism and Russian nationalism.
For the most updated research list, see my Edinburgh Research Explorer page at: http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/luke-march%28d34468fb-4b4f-4193-a2c1-fd174a844d63%29.html
2011. Is Nationalism Rising in Russian Foreign Policy?, Demokratizatsiya, 19:3, pp. 187-208
2011. (with Roland Dannreuther) Russia: Representing or Radicalizing Islam?, in S. Hutchings, C. Flood, G. Miazhevich and H. Nickels (eds.), Islam in its International Context (Cambridge Scholars Publishing), pp. 65-83
2010. Modern Moscow: Muslim Moscow? in Russia and Islam: State, Society and Radicalism, pp. 84-102.
2010. (with Roland Dannreuther) Introduction in Russia and Islam: State, Society and Radicalism, pp. 1-8.
2010. (with Roland Dannreuther) Conclusion in Russia and Islam: State, Society and Radicalism, pp. 222-9.
2009. Managing opposition in a hybrid regime: Just Russia and parastatal opposition, Slavic Review, 68:3, Fall 2009, pp. 504-527
2009. Diplomacy and Russia's de-democratisation.e-IR, http://www.e-ir.info/?p=1877.
2009. Moldova, in D.J. Sagar (ed.), Political Parties of the World (7th edition) (John Harper Publishing), pp.394-7.
2008. (with Roland Dannreuther) Chechnya: Has Moscow Won? Survival, 50:4, pp. 97-112
Luke is currently working on the radical left in Europe and Russia, left-wing populism, and radicalisation and violence in Russia (with Roland Dannreuther) as part of an ESRC research project which concluded in December 2009. His main foci at the moment are research on the European Left Party with Richard Dunphy, Russian nationalism and foreign policy and Russian party politics.
Luke has membership in the following Research Groups: Public Opinion, Parties and Elections.
Topics interested in supervising
Luke welcomes applications from students considering research in the fields of post-Soviet politics (especially, but not exclusively, Russia and Moldova), populism, the politics of the left and democratisation.
If you are interested in being supervised by Luke March, please see the links below for more information: