Associate Professor of Human Geography
Tel: [+44] (0)20 7955 7585
Room: STC 5.12, St Clement’s Building, LSE
Murray Low’s research focuses on relationships between geography and democracy including institutional and spatial aspects of elections, changing practices of accountability and legitimacy in cities, and the geography of political party organisations and social movements. His work has dealt with the relationships between global networks and democracy, constructions of globalization and states in geography, and geographical aspects of political representation. He has recently completed research funded by the Leverhulme Foundation into city democratisation in South Africa. He is co-editor of Spaces of Democracy: Geographical Perspectives on Citizenship, Participation and Representation (Sage, 2004), and of The Sage Handbook of Political Geography (Sage, 2008).
- Geographies of political representation and democracy
- Urban democratisation; urban politics and governance
- Geography and political theory
- Cox, K., Low, M. & Robinson, J. (2008) The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography, London: Sage
- Low, M.M. (2007) ‘Political Parties and the City: Some thoughts on the low profile of partisan organisations and mobilisation in urban political theory.’ Environment and Planning A 39, 11, 2652-2667.
- Low, M.M. (2007) ‘Dilemmas of Representation in Post-Apartheid Durban’ (with Richard Ballard and Brij Maharaj) Urban Forum 18, 247-264 (2007).
- Low, M.M. (2004) ‘Cities as Spaces of Democracy’ in Low, M.M. & Barnett, C. (eds.) Spaces of Democracy Sage.
- Low, M.M. & Cox, K. (2003) ‘Political Geography in Question.’ Political Geography 22, 625-31
- Low, M.M. & Barnett, C. (2000) ‘After Globalization’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 18, 53-61