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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|
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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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    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|
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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?

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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.

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    Brexit Budget or Business as Usual? Unpicking the 2016 Autumn Statement

Brexit Budget or Business as Usual? Unpicking the 2016 Autumn Statement

The 2016 Autumn Statement has provided the first substantive indication of the fiscal direction of Theresa May’s new government as Brexit negotiations loom on the horizon. Kate Alexander Shaw analyzes the key announcements and checks the political small print.

Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement shows us once again that politics in 2016 is operating well outside the normal rules of the game. […]

How Will Capitalism End?

Department of Government PhD candidates Anahi Wiedenbrug, Antoine Louette and Temi Ogunye  reflect on Wolfgang Streeck’s recent public lecture at LSE titled ‘How Will Capitalism End ?’, which took place on Monday 7 November. Listen to the event podcast.

The End of Capitalism

When one hears talks of the end of capitalism, one cannot help but assume that a superior replacement has […]

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    From adaptation to climate-resilient development: What are the implications for policymakers?

From adaptation to climate-resilient development: What are the implications for policymakers?

Low level clouds (credit: 2di7 & titanio44) Jared J. Finnegan gives an overview of The economics of climate-resilient development, a new book edited by Sam Fankhauser and Thomas K.J. McDermott, which he also contributed to.

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    Indonesia: the vanguard of a new wave of sovereign wealth funds?

Indonesia: the vanguard of a new wave of sovereign wealth funds?

Little noticed by the wider world, Indonesia’s government recently announced details of the creation of one of the largest ‘sovereign wealth funds’ in the region. Juergen Braunstein and Arianne Caoili argue that the coming years will see a new wave of sovereign wealth funds, especially in countries with large ‘state owned enterprises’.

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Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) […]

August 30th, 2016|Featured, PhD, Research|1 Comment|

Rio 2016 Olympics: a rite of non-passage

In 2009 Rio won the race to host the Olympics amid a wave of Brazilian optimism, however in 2016 some Brazilians are feeling less than enthusiastic about the games. Flavia Donadelli and Bruno Queiroz Cunha argue that the discontent and controversy surrounding Rio 2016 highlights the deep-seated political, social and economic problems that Brazil needs to address.

August 12th, 2016|Featured, PhD, Research|0 Comments|