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    Anti-fossil fuel norms: a new frontier in climate change politics

Anti-fossil fuel norms: a new frontier in climate change politics

Fergus Green discusses his latest research in which he argues that major historic shifts in moral attitudes could inspire new ways of tackling climate change.

February 20th, 2018|Featured, PhD, Research|1 Comment|

Bullshit and Post-truth Politics

Nora Biette-Timmons reflects on the Bullshit and Post-truth Politics public lecture held on Thursday 30 January, where the way in which bullshit has taken over the worlds of business and the political arena was discussed.

Realistically, if you’re reading this particular piece on the LSE Department blog, chances are you have at least a passing familiarity with the ever-increasing levels […]

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    The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s attack on democracy

The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s attack on democracy

MSc student Michael Valdivieso reflects on the public event ‘The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s attack on democracy’, which took place on Wednesday 24 January at LSE.

It has been a little over a year since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States and almost two years since he announced his candidacy for this position. During his campaign he […]

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    Undergraduate Research Internships in the Department of Government

Undergraduate Research Internships in the Department of Government

In Summer 2017 the Department of Government ran its annual research internship scheme for undergraduates. The programme provides an opportunity for the Department’s BSc students to develop key skills by working with academic faculty on their research. We spoke to three of our undergraduate research interns about their experience working with faculty on research projects.

Tetsekela M. Anyiam-Osigwe assisted Ryan Jablonski with research projects […]

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    The winds of history: an unforgettable visit to the Parliament

The winds of history: an unforgettable visit to the Parliament

MSc student Vitor Xavier reflects on the MSc programme tours of the Houses of Parliament, which took place in November and December 2017.

As a child, I read the classic One hundred days between the sky and the Sea [Cem dias entre Céu e Mar], from the Brazilian writer and explorer Amyr Klink. The book is an adaptation of the […]

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    Reflections on the 2017 UPR Conference: A showcase for undergraduate research

Reflections on the 2017 UPR Conference: A showcase for undergraduate research

Conference managers Karina Moxon, Trishna Kurian and Naomi Potter reflect on the second annual research conference held by the LSE Undergraduate Political Review.

November 23rd, 2017|Featured, Research, Students|0 Comments|
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    For whom does justice work? The Mladić verdict and prospects for reconciliation in the Balkans

For whom does justice work? The Mladić verdict and prospects for reconciliation in the Balkans

Former Bosnian Serb general, Ratko Mladić, has been found guilty of genocide and war crimes at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Reacting to the verdict, Denisa Kostovicova states there is broad consensus that the work of the ICTY has not translated into reconciliation among the affected communities in the Balkans. However, it is problematic to judge the […]

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    The politicisation of voting rights and restrictive voter-access policy in the USA

The politicisation of voting rights and restrictive voter-access policy in the USA

MSc student Ann Bandolik outlines the partisan and racialised trends identified in the proposal and passage of restrictive voter-access policy in the USA as part of her MSc dissertation.

On November 8 2016 79,646 votes across the three swing states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin delivered 46 electoral votes to Donald Trump and thus the presidency of the United States, […]

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    Paying the debt to the woman who came before: Rachel Reeves MP on the late Alice Bacon

Paying the debt to the woman who came before: Rachel Reeves MP on the late Alice Bacon

Nora Biette-Timmons reviews our 9 November 2017 event with Rachel Reeves who spoke about the political life of Alice Bacon, the first female MP for Leeds. Listen to the event podcast.

When Rachel Reeves was elected to Parliament for the first time in 2010, she was only the second woman ever to be elected from any of Yorkshire’s eight parliamentary […]

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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?