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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, […]

Building a research community: the Conflict Research Group

Dr Denisa Kostovicova details the Conflict Research Group (CRG) lunchtime research seminars and public events, organised during term times since 2011, in her ‘Building a research community: involving academics, doctoral students and master’s students in the Conflict Research Group seminars’.

The Conflict Research Group (CRG) is a multidisciplinary group based at the Department of Government that gathers staff and students who […]

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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, […]

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    Europeans Would Accept More Refugees—If the Asylum System Were Fair

Europeans Would Accept More Refugees—If the Asylum System Were Fair

Kirk Bansak, Jens Hainmueller and Dominik Hangartner’s study of the European refugee crisis shows broad support across Europe for the proportional allocation of asylum seekers.

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    Understanding Terrorism. What can the Arts and Social Science learn from each other?

Understanding Terrorism. What can the Arts and Social Science learn from each other?

James Hughes discusses his research on the conflict in Northern Ireland between 1969 – 2005 as well as the advice he provided to the Director of a play, titled ‘Everything Between Us’, which deals with the legacy of the conflict and received its London premiere in April 2017.

The question of what constitutes terrorism is an ongoing puzzle in social […]

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    ‘Despite being an undergraduate, I felt as much a part of the conference as anyone else’: BSc student James Sanders on presenting at an academic Conference

‘Despite being an undergraduate, I felt as much a part of the conference as anyone else’: BSc student James Sanders on presenting at an academic Conference

BSc student James Sanders reflects on his experience attending and presenting a research paper at the Political Studies Association Conference in Glasgow in April 2017.

When people ask what my research is about, their eyes tend to glaze over as I say: “demonstrating the robustness of proprietary quantitative textual analysis tools through a series of methodological challenges”. Granted it isn’t […]

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    What can you learn from an undergraduate research internship?

What can you learn from an undergraduate research internship?

In summer 2016, the Department of Government ran its research internship scheme for undergraduates for the second year. The programme enables BSc students to develop key skills by working with academic faculty on their research. We spoke to BSc student Trishna Kurian and Associate Professor Joachim Wehner about the internship scheme and their work on a project about voting behaviour in South […]

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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.