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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?

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    Palestinian Rights, the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement, and Transnational Solidarity

Palestinian Rights, the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement, and Transnational Solidarity

MSc student Dariha Choudhry reflects on our 7 November 2017 event on Palestinian Rights, the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement and Transnational Solidarity. Listen to the event podcast.

The dominant narrative in the Middle East and a few other countries with reference to the Palestinian struggle for their homeland is directed at the colonisation and oppression of the Palestinians by Israel. […]

The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails

MSc student Luis Cornago-Bonal reflects on the Conflict Research Group public event ‘Why International State-Building Fails: A new Interpretation’ where speaker Susan Woodward discussed her new book ‘The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails’. Listen to the podcast.

According to Susan Woodward’s publication, The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails, the term “failed state” makes no sense either […]

Syria – The Impossible Revolution

MSc Conflict Studies student Barbara Wachter reflects on the Documentary Feature Film “Syria – The Impossible Revolution” by Anne Daly and Ronan Tynan, which premiered at the LSE on Wednesday 18 October.

Democracy and Its Crisis

MSc student Bhargav Sriganesh reflects on AC Grayling’s public lecture at LSE, which took place on Thursday 5 October 2017 and was titled ‘Democracy and Its Crisis’.

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 […]

Post Truth: The New War on Truth and How To Fight Back

Hallelujah Lulie reflects on Matthew d’Ancona’s recent public lecture at LSE where he discussed his new book Post Truth: The New War on Truth and How we Fight Back. Listen to the podcast.

How did the anti-establishment and anti-status quo movement end up as anti-truth?

It made it into the mainstream so fast that by the time it was named the Oxford […]

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    Butterfly Politics: changing the law to advance gender equality

Butterfly Politics: changing the law to advance gender equality

MSc student Jodie Levy reviews Professor Catharine A MacKinnon’s new book Butterfly Politics, following an event at LSE on 18 May 2017 hosted by the Centre for Women, Peace and Security.

The true strength of the law often doesn’t enter our thoughts until we have to report a crime. It’s frequently in unfortunate circumstances that we find ourselves having to […]