Postgraduate

Attitudes to migration in Europe: a personal matter?

Rob Macquarie examines whether there is a link between personality and opinion on issues such as migration, and how this relationship can be manipulated by political actors.

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    The Other Neoliberalism: German ordoliberalism after the Euro crisis

The Other Neoliberalism: German ordoliberalism after the Euro crisis

Julien Dumont explores ‘The Other Neoliberalism: German ordoliberalism after the Euro crisis’, following on from the public lecture held at LSE on Thursday 10 May.

Ordoliberalism has garnered attention of late with developments surrounding the Eurozone crisis, most notably in terms of Germany’s response. Now perceived in some quarters as an influential doctrine in European politics, the ordo-liberal tradition began […]

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    After the Hague Tribunal: prospects for justice and reconciliation in the Balkans

After the Hague Tribunal: prospects for justice and reconciliation in the Balkans

Nora Biette-Timmons reflects on the public lecture ‘After the Hague Tribunal: prospects for justice and reconciliation in the Balkans’, which took place on Thursday 3 May 2018. The event was organised by the Conflict Research Group, which is based within the LSE Department of Government, and the Arts and Reconciliation research project, which is a major inter-institutional project, that […]

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    ‘When you work in Parliament, no two days are the same’: Reflections on the LSE Parliamentary Internship scheme

‘When you work in Parliament, no two days are the same’: Reflections on the LSE Parliamentary Internship scheme

Charlotte Sharman reflects on her experience working as an LSE Parliamentary Intern for Sajid Javid MP, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

The LSE Parliamentary Internship scheme was one of the reasons why I applied to LSE, and it was eventually the deciding factor when I had to make a choice between my offers for postgraduate […]

The Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain

Dariha Choudhry reflects on our event with Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, who discussed her new book ‘The Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain’ at LSE on Thursday 8 March 2018.

Churchill or Britain’s Christian Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Obama or America’s first African origin President Barack Obama, Baroness Warsi or Britain’s first Muslim woman to serve in the British cabinet? […]

Why don’t we trust the news and what to do about it?

Jeanmiguel Uva reviews the recent Department of Government public lecture titled ‘Why don’t we trust the news and what to do about it’ with speaker Ed Williams, which took place on Thursday 8 February 2018.

President Trump’s fake news awards represented the consolidation of the term fake news as part of the now mainstream political language in American politics. The […]

Bullshit and Post-truth Politics

Nora Biette-Timmons reflects on the Bullshit and Post-truth Politics public lecture held on Thursday 30 January, where the way in which bullshit has taken over the worlds of business and the political arena was discussed.

Realistically, if you’re reading this particular piece on the LSE Department blog, chances are you have at least a passing familiarity with the ever-increasing levels […]

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    The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s attack on democracy

The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s attack on democracy

MSc student Michael Valdivieso reflects on the public event ‘The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s attack on democracy’, which took place on Wednesday 24 January at LSE.

It has been a little over a year since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States and almost two years since he announced his candidacy for this position. During his campaign he […]

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    The winds of history: an unforgettable visit to the Parliament

The winds of history: an unforgettable visit to the Parliament

MSc student Vitor Xavier reflects on the MSc programme tours of the Houses of Parliament, which took place in November and December 2017.

As a child, I read the classic One hundred days between the sky and the Sea [Cem dias entre Céu e Mar], from the Brazilian writer and explorer Amyr Klink. The book is an adaptation of 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, […]