reesej1

About reesej1

I am an MSc student in Politics and Communications at the LSE and also work part time for research centre LSE Cities. I currently live in Lambeth, London but am originally from the countryside in Buckinghamshire. In my spare time I enjoy reading political biographies, baking and cooking, cycling, travelling when I can and exploring new places in London.

The LSE Government Society

The LSE Government Society is a student led initiative which aims to integrate students with the department, giving you opportunities to socialise and attend academic events with political thinkers both from inside and outside of the LSE. Matt Panton and Maisie Jenkins explain more about the aims of the Society and how to get involved.

What are the main aims and […]

The Institutions for Democratic Politics

Frank Vibert draws from his new book to outline how our current democratic institutions are increasingly in need of reform in order to address the blind spots and content-lite nature of our current democratic politics.

Those of us who follow politics on a daily basis suffer from information overload, trivia fatigue and ‘sorting failure’ as we try to distinguish between […]

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    The Other Neoliberalism: German ordoliberalism after the Euro crisis

The Other Neoliberalism: German ordoliberalism after the Euro crisis

Julien Dumont explores ‘The Other Neoliberalism: German ordoliberalism after the Euro crisis’, following on from the public lecture held at LSE on Thursday 10 May.

Ordoliberalism has garnered attention of late with developments surrounding the Eurozone crisis, most notably in terms of Germany’s response. Now perceived in some quarters as an influential doctrine in European politics, the ordo-liberal tradition began […]

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    After the Hague Tribunal: prospects for justice and reconciliation in the Balkans

After the Hague Tribunal: prospects for justice and reconciliation in the Balkans

Nora Biette-Timmons reflects on the public lecture ‘After the Hague Tribunal: prospects for justice and reconciliation in the Balkans’, which took place on Thursday 3 May 2018. The event was organised by the Conflict Research Group, which is based within the LSE Department of Government, and the Arts and Reconciliation research project, which is a major inter-institutional project, that […]

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    ‘Do your grandparents hate you?’ – Millennials reflecting on intergenerational divides in politics

‘Do your grandparents hate you?’ – Millennials reflecting on intergenerational divides in politics

Astrid Hampe reflects on the 2018 Cumberland Lodge annual retreat, with the theme of ‘Do your grandparents hate you? Generational divides in politics’.

Glorious sunshine illuminating the rolling hills, wisteria climbing up the late Victorian arches, busy bees making honey for people sitting in a circle on the bouncy grass to discuss whether Plato would have approved of today’s silver […]

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    England’s local elections 2018: bridging the information gap with the Democratic Dashboard

England’s local elections 2018: bridging the information gap with the Democratic Dashboard

On 3 May, voters across England have the chance to vote in elections to their local councils. The Democratic Dashboard is Democratic Audit’s voter resource, which brings together an array of information on the local elections taking place. Our aim is to simplify the complicated world of local elections in the UK, and present the essential information in an effort […]

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    ‘When you work in Parliament, no two days are the same’: Reflections on the LSE Parliamentary Internship scheme

‘When you work in Parliament, no two days are the same’: Reflections on the LSE Parliamentary Internship scheme

Charlotte Sharman reflects on her experience working as an LSE Parliamentary Intern for Sajid Javid MP, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

The LSE Parliamentary Internship scheme was one of the reasons why I applied to LSE, and it was eventually the deciding factor when I had to make a choice between my offers for postgraduate […]

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    Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi Arabia: from political paralysis to rapid action

Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi Arabia: from political paralysis to rapid action

Steffen Hertog reflects on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman much needed economic overhaul in Saudi Arabia and why the Crown Prince’s plans don’t add up.

Saudi Arabia has moved from political paralysis to rapid action under the de facto leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He has introduced a raft of ambitious economic reform plans, including the kingdom’s first […]

Reconciliation as Activity: Constraints and Possibilities

Reconciliation is proving to be a problematic concept for both practitioners and academics: it is laden with normative expectations and is often rejected by local publics. Ivor Sokolic and Denisa Kostovicova report on the exchange with civil society in Kosovo on reconciliation as activity. Participants shared their experiences of how interethnic contact between individuals through a variety of activities […]

The Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain

Dariha Choudhry reflects on our event with Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, who discussed her new book ‘The Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain’ at LSE on Thursday 8 March 2018.

Churchill or Britain’s Christian Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Obama or America’s first African origin President Barack Obama, Baroness Warsi or Britain’s first Muslim woman to serve in the British cabinet? […]