The LSE hosts a range of academic blogs. Blog posts are written by LSE staff and students, and also selected external contributors. More than 70,000 unique users read blog posts and commentary from across the LSE blogs every week. Get started by exploring our most popular blogs below, or see what people are saying about our blogs on Twitter.

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 policymakers. All our content is free and we encourage reuse of content through Creative Commons licensing. 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.

impactLSE 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


bppLSE 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.


europpLSE 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.


rbLSE 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


brexitLSE BrexitVote

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


usappLSE 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


business reviewLSE Business Review

Description: Social sciences for business, markets and enterprises

Main topics: Economics, Finance and Management

Audience: Business and non-profit leaders, academics


africaAfrica 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


indiaSouth Asia at LSE

Description: Research, comment and analysis on South Asia

Main topics: Politics, Development,  Environment

Audience: Students, academics, policymakers, journalists, public interested in South Asia


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