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Syria – The Impossible Revolution

MSc Conflict Studies student Barbara Wachter reflects on the Documentary Feature Film “Syria – The Impossible Revolution” by Anne Daly and Ronan Tynan, which premiered at the LSE on Wednesday 18 October.

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    The plumage and the bird: We need to reappraise what is ‘essential’ and what is ‘superfluous’ in political life

The plumage and the bird: We need to reappraise what is ‘essential’ and what is ‘superfluous’ in political life

Political theories have often included frameworks that minimise the importance of some aspects of human flourishing and prioritise others. Rodney Barker takes issue with these distinctions, arguing for the fundamental importance of cultural choices and display in understanding human conduct in his new book titled ‘Cultivating Politics and Public Identity: Why Plumage Matters’.

At the end of the eighteenth century, […]

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|

Post Truth: The New War on Truth and How To Fight Back

Hallelujah Lulie reflects on Matthew d’Ancona’s recent public lecture at LSE where he discussed his new book Post Truth: The New War on Truth and How we Fight Back. Listen to the podcast.

How did the anti-establishment and anti-status quo movement end up as anti-truth?

It made it into the mainstream so fast that by the time it was named the Oxford […]

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    Butterfly Politics: changing the law to advance gender equality

Butterfly Politics: changing the law to advance gender equality

MSc student Jodie Levy reviews Professor Catharine A MacKinnon’s new book Butterfly Politics, following an event at LSE on 18 May 2017 hosted by the Centre for Women, Peace and Security.

The true strength of the law often doesn’t enter our thoughts until we have to report a crime. It’s frequently in unfortunate circumstances that we find ourselves having to […]

BOOKS: Bill Kissane Introduces ‘Nations Torn Asunder’

Bill Kissane discusses his latest book ‘Nations Torn Asunder – The Challenge of Civil War‘

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    BOOKS: Brian Klaas Introduces ‘The Despot’s Accomplice’

BOOKS: Brian Klaas Introduces ‘The Despot’s Accomplice’

Brian Klaas discusses his new book ‘The Despot’s Accomplice – How the West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy’.

BOOKS: Leigh Jenco Introduces ‘Changing Referents’

Leigh Jenco talks about her new book ‘Changing Referents – Learning Across Space and Time in China and The West,’ published by Oxford University Press.

BOOKS: Steffen Hertog discusses ‘Engineers of Jihad’

Steffen Hertog presents his new book, Engineers of Jihad co-authored with Diego Gambetta, in a recent interview with the LSE Middle East Centre.

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    BOOKS: John Chalcraft Introduces ‘Popular Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East’

BOOKS: John Chalcraft Introduces ‘Popular Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East’

John Chalcraft talks about his new book ‘Popular Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East‘, published by Cambridge University Press.