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The central role of all LSE blogs is knowledge exchange. Each blog features academic insights and perspectives in accessible and intelligible formats aimed at citizens, journalists and policy-makers. All our content is free and we encourage reuse of content through Creative Commons licensing (more on this in the Republishing Guidelines section). We are committed to forms of social science communication that are shorter, better, faster and free. But the blogs also seek to bridge the divide between academia and NGOs, think tanks, professions, pressure groups and a wide range of organisations interested in the topics and research we explore. We encourage the submission of well-argued and evidence-based material that can improve public and scholarly debate.
Through a range of social and digital media, we seek to contribute to a better informed public debate, to facilitate the sharing and exchange of knowledge between experts within and outside universities, and to open up the full richness of contemporary academic research so as to increase its visibility and impact.
We have no editorial ‘line’ except a commitment to communicating social science research and commentary in ways that enhance public debate and understanding.
LSE Impact Blog
Description: Broad range of perspectives on issues facing the scholarly community and how to maximise the impact of academic research
Main topics: Scholarly publishing, research methods, research impact in society
Audience: Researchers, Librarians, HE professionals
LSE British Politics and Policy Blog
Description: Experts analyse and debate recent developments across UK politics
Main topics: Party politics, Social policy, Housing
Audience: Academics and students, UK politics experts and Westminster-watchers at large, and the wider public.
LSE European Politics and Policy Blog
Description: Evidence-based analysis and commentary on European politics by academics and experts
Main topics: European (& European neighbourhoods’) politics, economy, society.
Audience: Academics and students; EU experts and Europe-watchers at large; wider public.
LSE Review of Books
Description: Explore the latest social science book reviews by academics and experts
Main topics: Politics, Sociology, Economics
Audience: PhD students, post-docs and lecturers
Description: Multidisciplinary, evidence-based research and analysis on the EU referendum and what a Brexit would mean
Main topics: EU referendum, effects of Brexit, Britain and the EU
Audience: Students, academics, politicians, journalists, public
LSE USA Politics and Policy Blog
Description: Comment and analysis on the US from LSE, American, and European academics and experts
Main topics: US politics, policy, society
Audience: Students, academics, journalists
LSE Business Review
Description: Social sciences for business, markets and enterprises
Main topics: Economics, Finance and Management
Audience: Business and non-profit leaders, academics
Africa at LSE
Description: Research, comment and analysis on Africa
Main topics: Politics, Development, Conflict, Environment, Gender, Health, Urbanisation
Audience: Academics, students, policymakers, activists, alumni, anyone interested in Africa
South Asia at LSE
12,000 monthly page views
Description: Research, comment and analysis on South Asia
Main topics: Politics, Development, Environment
Audience: Students, academics, policymakers, journalists, public interested in South Asia