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    What do sexual harassment allegations in Westminster tell us about gender equality in politics?

What do sexual harassment allegations in Westminster tell us about gender equality in politics?

We ask Professor Anne Phillips, PhD candidate Marta Wojciechowska and MSc student Emily Wolff to reflect on recent sexual harassment allegations in Westminster. What does this scandal tell us about the state of gender equality in politics and how political institutions should change?

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on Party Conference Season 2017

What’s the point of party conferences? Professor Tony Travers gives us his analysis of the 2017 party conference season.

October 6th, 2017|Featured, HotSeat|0 Comments|

New students, welcome to LSE Government!

We’re delighted to welcome our new students to the LSE Department of Government, here’s our Welcome Week 2017 photo gallery.

September 26th, 2017|Featured, Students|0 Comments|

The Politics of Presence: Do politicians represent us?

Anne Phillips, winner of the 2017 APSA George H. Hallett Award, assesses what progress has been made on equality in politics and how much further we have to go. The award recognises a book, published at least ten years ago, that has made a lasting contribution to the literature on representation and electoral systems. Anne looks at what’s changed since […]

September 6th, 2017|Books, Featured, Staff|0 Comments|
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    HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on the results of the 2017 UK General Election

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on the results of the 2017 UK General Election

We ask Professor Tony Travers how we ended up with a hung Parliament, the implications for the Conservatives and Labour, what it means for Brexit and how long it could be before the next General Election.

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    The ultimate price of not voting is the erosion of democratic institutions

The ultimate price of not voting is the erosion of democratic institutions

Why vote? We ask Alexandra Cirone.

Does fortune favour the vague in election campaigns?

Navin Kartik, Richard Van Weelden, and Stephane Wolton argue that vagueness on the campaign trail can lead to better governance as it gives the election winner flexibility to adapt policy to changing circumstances. However, electorally advantaged candidates are almost always more ambiguous than their opponents and over-ambiguous from the voters’ perspective.

Vagueness vs Clarity

It is all too easy to find […]

Why vote? Students tell us what they think

We asked students out on the LSE campus and at our annual study retreat one simple question, why vote?

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    What’s rational is not always reasonable, there are many reasons to vote

What’s rational is not always reasonable, there are many reasons to vote

Why vote? We ask Dr Thomas Leeper.

If we don’t vote we give that power to those who do

Why vote? We ask Professor Anne Phillips.