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    Politics, Populism, and Performance: Understanding “Trump Style”

Politics, Populism, and Performance: Understanding “Trump Style”

Sarah Fowler reviews our recent public event on Wednesday 31 October 2018 titled ‘Politics as Performance: will the American fascination with ‘Trump style’ survive the 2018 midterms?’, which was hosted by the LSE Department of Government and the US Centre.

As the United States prepared for the 2018 midterms, which took place on 6 November 2018, campaigns for all levels […]

The Science of Stress Reduction

Dr Serena Sharma explores the scientifically proven benefits of meditation, the positive impacts it has for general health and wellbeing and why we should make time for meditation in our busy lives.

Today is Stress Awareness Day – an annual campaign dedicated to raise awareness of the impact of stress and to promote wellbeing. As we observe this day and […]

November 7th, 2018|Featured, Research, Staff|0 Comments|
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    BOOKS: Patrick Dunleavy introduces ‘The UK’s Changing Democracy’

BOOKS: Patrick Dunleavy introduces ‘The UK’s Changing Democracy’

Patrick Dunleavy discusses the latest book from the Democratic Audit.

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    Is culture more important than economics in shaping ideology?

Is culture more important than economics in shaping ideology?

Joe Greenwood discusses the analysis of new survey data revealing that contemporary ideological groups are related not only to political factors such as party identity but also to demographic and cultural characteristics. In particular, Moderates and Left-Wing Progressives appear to be demographically distinct from both Mainstream and Right-Wing Populists, but culturally distinct from Centrists and Mainstream Populists. Further, to […]

October 17th, 2018|Featured, Research, Staff|0 Comments|

Legacies of Mass Atrocity and the Rejection of Human Rights

Ivor Sokolić discusses his new book publication ‘International Courts and Mass Atrocity: Narratives of War and Justice in Croatia’ and explores why universal human rights norms struggle to take hold in post-conflict societies.   

Efforts by international organisations to instil universal human rights norms in post-conflict societies often fail because such efforts ignore the localised complexities they operate in. They […]

The Institutions for Democratic Politics

Frank Vibert draws from his new book to outline how our current democratic institutions are increasingly in need of reform in order to address the blind spots and content-lite nature of our current democratic politics.

Those of us who follow politics on a daily basis suffer from information overload, trivia fatigue and ‘sorting failure’ as we try to distinguish between […]

What provoked Trump’s tariffs: politics or economics?

Stephanie Rickard analyses recent tariffs imposed by the US, arguing that they fulfil election promises that helped Donald Trump win votes in 2016 and may pay further dividends in 2020.

June 13th, 2018|Books, Featured, Staff|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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    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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    Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi Arabia: from political paralysis to rapid action

Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi Arabia: from political paralysis to rapid action

Steffen Hertog reflects on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman much needed economic overhaul in Saudi Arabia and why the Crown Prince’s plans don’t add up.

Saudi Arabia has moved from political paralysis to rapid action under the de facto leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He has introduced a raft of ambitious economic reform plans, including the kingdom’s first […]