Democracy

Between Authoritarianism and Democracy

In a recent article for Political Violence at a Glance, Alexander Beresford (University of Leeds), Marie E. Berry (University of Denver) and Laura Mann (LSE) summarise their recent paper: Liberation movements and stalled democratic transitions: reproducing power in Rwanda and South Africa through productive liminality. 

For decades, political scientists have debated whether democracy is spreading or receding on the global stage. While recent trends suggest […]

Doughnut Economics: Towards an economic makeover

On Thursday 23 November 2017, the Department of International Development hosted Kate Raworth to talk about her best selling book Doughnut Economics. Kate captivated the audience by using story telling, dramatic images and humour in a bid to challenge what we know about economics. Professor in Economics, Oriana Bandiera, discussed the book whilst Professor in Practice, Duncan Green, chaired the event. 

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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 3 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 3 of 5

To celebrate the Spanish-language launch of Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s book Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia, we will be publishing the first chapter of the book as part of a five part series over the coming month. You can read our post about the book launches in Bolivia here.

In case you have missed it, you can read part […]

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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 2 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 2 of 5

To celebrate the Spanish-language launch of Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s book Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia, we will be publishing the first chapter of the book as part of a five part series over the coming month. You can read our post about the book launches in Bolivia here.

In case you have missed it, you can read part […]

June 15th, 2017|Publications|0 Comments|
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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 1 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 1 of 5

To celebrate the Spanish-language launch of Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s book Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia, we will be publishing the first chapter of the book as part of a five part series over the coming month.

You can read our post about the book launches in Bolivia here.

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Cowardice And Courage: A Tale Of Two Referenda

In his latest article for Social Europe, Professor of the Political Economy of Development, Jean-Paul Faguet, compares two of the largest democratically voted referendas of 2016 and explains how, despite being fought under similar conditions, outcomes for both were exceptionally different.

A Spanish version of this article is available here.

Last year served up two extraordinary referenda, fought under similar […]

The Democracy Bomb

As the UK government continues negotiations on the country’s exit from the European Union, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet considers what the EU Referendum result has revealed about democracy in the UK.

The Brexit vote may look like the bomb that blew up British politics, aborting the careers of David Cameron, George Osborne, and all the main Brexit leaders. But rest assured, the reality […]

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    Twenty five years later, Somaliland comes of age – Africa at LSE

Twenty five years later, Somaliland comes of age – Africa at LSE

In a post originally written for the Africa at LSE blog, LSE alumnus Bashir Ali reflects on Somaliland’s progress and development as it celebrates a landmark anniversary.
Somaliland is to most a region of Somalia; however, it recently celebrated its landmark 25th Independence Day to commemorate when it decided to discontinue the Union with Somalia. Somaliland was a former British protectorate securing […]

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    Demographic Change and Democratization – Professor Tim Dyson

Demographic Change and Democratization – Professor Tim Dyson

In recent articles, Tim Dyson, Professor of Population Studies, explores the relationship between progress through the demographic transition and political advance.
The first article, titled ‘On Demographic and Democratic Transitions’, appears in Population and Development Review 38 (Supp.) and is available open access. It deals with the development of democracy in Europe between around 1890 and 1930. The second article, […]

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    Mozambique returns to war, as opposition claims electoral ‘fraud’

Mozambique returns to war, as opposition claims electoral ‘fraud’

Journalists and statisticians are trying to determine if opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama was cheated out of the presidency, or if he is just a bad loser, write Joseph Hanlon and Johan Ahlback.
Mozambique is usually cited as one of Africa’s post-conflict success stories. The civil war ended in 1992 and Renamo’s guerrilla force was transformed into the opposition in parliament. […]

March 9th, 2016|Events, Featured|0 Comments|