Luke Cooper

Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Europe’s Futures, Visiting Fellow
(September 2018 – April 2019)



The European Inferno

My research at the IWM will focus on what I refer to as the ‘dual crisis’ of the European Union: the combination of the economic and the refugee crises. The dual crisis reflects the construction of unequal frontiers characterized by a weak sense of moral obligation amongst the powerful states of the European core towards the periphery. The resulting monograph will seek to deepen scholarly understanding of the problems afflicting the EU, and, in doing so, assist the development of progressive proposals for institutional reform from civil society and the new left.