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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 […]

Debunking a Myth: Hugo Chavez & Venezuelan Socialism

Paola Romero reflects on Michele Calabresi’s documentary ‘The Twilight of Magical Socialism. The Venezuelan Experience’ following a recent screening and debate hosted by the LSE SU Latin American Society.

May 18th, 2018|Featured, PhD|0 Comments|

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers discusses the 2018 Local Elections

What did the 2018 Local Elections tell us about the current landscape of British Politics? Professor Tony Travers gives us his analysis.

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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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    What could the 2018 Local Elections tell us about the national and local political landscape?

What could the 2018 Local Elections tell us about the national and local political landscape?

Professor Tony Travers takes an in depth look at the various 2018 local election contests and argues that whilst local elections are often seen as barometer for the national political mood, local issues are also important and persuasive factors in how people vote.

Local elections in many countries are used as a ‘real world’ test of public opinion in the […]

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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 […]

BOOKS: Brian Klaas introduces ‘How to Rig an Election’

Brian Klaas discusses his new book, co-authored with Nic Cheeseman, ‘How to Rig an Election’.

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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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    “A wonderful introduction to the world of academic research” – Undergraduate research takes centre stage

“A wonderful introduction to the world of academic research” – Undergraduate research takes centre stage

Eponine Howarth reflects on a successful year for the LSE Undergraduate Political Review, which led to them sharing their undergraduate research at the ‘Political Science Association Undergraduate Conference’ and the ‘British Conference for Undergraduate Research’.

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    Will the ‘youthquake’ shake up the 2018 local elections?

Will the ‘youthquake’ shake up the 2018 local elections?

Youth engagement was heralded by some as a key factor in the 2017 UK general election result but what impact could it have in the 2018 local elections? Erica Belcher argues that this enthusiasm may not necessarily translate to the local level, but it’s more important than ever for young people to engage in local politics.