Jean-Paul Faguet

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    In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 5/5: Evo vs Trump

In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 5/5: Evo vs Trump

In the final blog post of this five-part series, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet applies the analysis of structural change to the contrasting cases of Evo vs Trump.   

Click here to hear Duncan Green’s interview with Jean Paul Faguet on what Bolivia tells us about rapid collapses of Political Party systems.
PART 5: Evo vs Trump
Lastly, what do the sweeping changes that have transformed Bolivia teach us […]

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    In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 4/5: Four more lessons for the West

In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 4/5: Four more lessons for the West

In the fourth blog post of this five-part series, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet uses Bolivia’s experience to derive four more lessons for the West.   

Click here to hear Duncan Green’s interview with Jean Paul Faguet on what Bolivia tells us about rapid collapses of Political Party systems.
PART 4: Four more lessons for the West
Fifth, any new politics of identity is bound to be far more […]

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    In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 3/5: Four lessons for the West

In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 3/5: Four lessons for the West

In the third blog post of this five-part series, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet uses Bolivia’s experience to derive lessons for the West.   

Click here to hear Duncan Green’s interview with Jean Paul Faguet on what Bolivia tells us about rapid collapses of Political Party systems.
PART 3: Four lessons for the West
What lessons does the Bolivian experience hold for Europe, the UK and the US? A […]

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    In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 2/5: Collapse and rebirth

In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 2/5: Collapse and rebirth

In the second blog post of this five-part series, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet  explains Bolivia’s political collapse as a deep tectonic shift in its main axis of politics.   

Click here to hear Duncan Green’s interview with Jean Paul Faguet on what Bolivia tells us about rapid collapses of Political Party systems.
PART 2: Collapse and rebirth
The collapse of Bolivia’s politics was not caused by a president’s […]

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    In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 1/5: Stability and collapse

In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 1/5: Stability and collapse

In the first blog post of this five-part series, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet summarises a recent article he wrote in which he suggests we can open an analytical window into the causes of the rapid collapse of previously stable political party systems by examining the experience of Bolivia.  

Click here to hear Duncan Green’s interview with Jean Paul Faguet on what Bolivia tells us about rapid collapses of Political […]

Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think.

Professor Jean-Paul Faguet
Programme Director,
MSc Development Management

Dear student,

Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think.

Or maybe, to be a bit more accurate, the fact that you think something is not itself very convincing. I am interested – indeed very interested – in what you think, because in some respect it is bound to be wrong. I’m here to […]

The Great Development Discussion

On Thursday 22nd March 2018, MSc Development and Anthropology students were encouraged to join, participate and laugh in the Great Development Discussion. Professor Jean-Paul Faguet chaired this showdown between International Development and Anthropology professors. Proudly representing Development was our econometrics guru Dr Diana Weinhold, alongside the infamous Teddy Brett. From Anthropology were Professors Katy Gardner and Laura Bear. Msc Development Management Student Lucy White tells us how the […]

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    Development Workshop – Can “Shock Therapy” Ever Be Justified?

Development Workshop – Can “Shock Therapy” Ever Be Justified?

MSc Development Management student, Aly Bryan, reflects on a recent development workshop led by Professor Jean-Paul Faguet who questions whether a “shock” to the fiscal system can lead to effective fiscal decentralisation. 

Whenever our illustrious Programme Director Professor. Jean-Paul Faguet speaks, we listen. Not because of a (possibly misguided) sense that everything he says is true, but because he challenges us to think […]

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    Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think. JP Faguet

Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think. JP Faguet

Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s annual letter to students:

Dear students,

Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think.

Or maybe, to be a bit more accurate, the fact that you think something is not itself very convincing. I am interested – indeed very interested – in what you think, because in some respect it is bound to be wrong. I’m here […]

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

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 5 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’ve missed it, you can read part 1/5 […]