Postgraduate

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 […]

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    ‘Recursive communication’ on mitigating today’s crisis of legitimacy

‘Recursive communication’ on mitigating today’s crisis of legitimacy

MSc student Mary Diduch details the gap between constituents and those in elected office outlined by Jane Mansbridge in her ‘Listening to One’s Constituents? Now, There’s an Idea’ Brian Barry memorial lecture, held at LSE on Monday 15 May 2017. Listen to the event podcast.

How should elected representatives best communicate with citizens?

It’s an age-old question, one that extends beyond […]

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    Populism, Nationalism, and the Elite: A Weekend at Cumberland Lodge

Populism, Nationalism, and the Elite: A Weekend at Cumberland Lodge

MSc student Rob Macquarie reflects on the Department of Government’s annual visit to Cumberland Lodge from the 28-30 April 2017, with the theme ‘‘The Rise of Populism? Resurgent Nationalism in an Internationalised World’.

Whatever one’s position on the political spectrum, it’s undeniable that the past 12 months have been a turbulent time for intellectuals. The debate on contemporary politics has […]

Inequality in Mexico and How to Address It

MSc student Erica Belcher provides an overview of the LSE Mexico Week 2017 launch event on ‘Inequality in Mexico and How to Address It’, which took place on Monday 6 March. Listen to the podcast recording.

Income inequality is no new news for Mexico. In fact, the words of Alexander von Humboldt (1811) ring as true today as they did […]

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    Truth for Giulio Regeni!: Tragedy, Complex Complicity and the Pursuit of Effective Transnational Advocacy

Truth for Giulio Regeni!: Tragedy, Complex Complicity and the Pursuit of Effective Transnational Advocacy

MSc student Cazadira Fediva Tamzil reflects on the ‘Truth for Giulio Regeni!’ Transnational Activism & Human Rights Violations in Egypt’ LSE Department of Government event, which took place on Thursday 2 March 2017. Listen to the podcast recording.

On Thursday 2 March 2017 the LSE Department of Government Collective Action Forum hosted a ground-breaking event entitled ‘Truth for Giulio Regeni!’ Transnational […]

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    ‘Distinctive, dynamic, illuminating and challenging’ : Emma Jones-Phillipson on her Parliamentary Internship

‘Distinctive, dynamic, illuminating and challenging’ : Emma Jones-Phillipson on her Parliamentary Internship

MSc student Emma Jones-Phillipson is currently a Parliamentary Intern for Baroness Shas Sheehan and provides us with an insight into her experience working in the House of Lords.

My interview for my internship was one of the most intimidating experiences of my time in London (so far). This was not due to a severe interviewer or an intense line of questioning […]

Nations Torn Asunder: The Challenge of Civil War

MSc student Bryan Mutiso provides a comprehensive review of the ‘Nations Torn Asunder’ LSE Literary Festival event, which took place on Thursday 23 February 2017.