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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.

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    Will Labour’s ‘six tests’ hold the government to account on the UK’s Brexit deal?

Will Labour’s ‘six tests’ hold the government to account on the UK’s Brexit deal?

With Article 50 triggered, Kate Alexander Shaw analyses the Labour Party’s ‘six tests for Brexit’, arguing that they may let the government off the hook rather than holding them to account over the UK’s final EU deal.

What can academics and activists learn from each other?

John Chalcraft leads the Collective Action Forum, an innovative project designed to bring academics and activists together. He argues that engaging with activists can help universities take a fresh look at the world’s problems and make a positive impact on society.

Prison doesn’t work: why don’t we care?

Several recent high-profile incidents have highlighted endemic problems facing the UK prison system. Dr Helen Brown Coverdale argues that recognising the role of caring in safe, effective and humane penal regimes is essential to meet the needs of offenders, victims and society.

February 28th, 2017|Featured, Research, Staff|0 Comments|