Politics

  • Permalink Osório Osório Wind Farm Clean Energy BrazilGallery

    Does the Brazilian presidential system shape environmental policy there?

Does the Brazilian presidential system shape environmental policy there?

In her latest publication, Kathy Hochstetler, examines environmental policies and outcomes during three successive presidential administrations in Brazil, and questions whether the Brazilian presidential system helps shape the country’s environmental policy.

Does the Brazilian presidential system shape environmental policy there? The comparative literature on environmental policy offers few reasons to think that it might. Most explanations of variations in the […]

Analysing the Trump of the matter

Trump’s unconventional political performance has grasped the attention of the global media leaving many baffled by what his popularity means for politics today, and, could mean for the international community tomorrow. Lloyd Gruber and Rajesh Venugopal, both lecturers in the department of International Development, write about an election campaign that has left people more on the edge of their seats […]

  • EU Referendum
    Permalink www.aboutmyvote.co.ukGallery

    Income distribution and the UK referendum – Professor Robert Wade

Income distribution and the UK referendum – Professor Robert Wade

Large numbers of those who voted Out in the UK’s In/Out referendum did so less from a negative assessment of EU membership than from anger at their falling relative income over the past many years and worry that their children will fare even worse. On the day the result became known, the second most frequently asked question of Google, […]

Market Access and the EU Referendum

In light of the upcoming EU Referendum Professor Ken Shadlen sheds some light on the implications for Britain’s trade.

I’ve read and heard lots of discussions about the referendum and implications for Britain’s trade, most of it misleading and incorrect. Let me try to simplify (it sounds more confusing than it is):

On any given product, countries have two tariffs, one […]

  • Permalink Gallery

    Precolonial Political Centralization and Contemporary Development in Uganda

Precolonial Political Centralization and Contemporary Development in Uganda

In his latest article Dr Elliott Green looks at the role of “Precolonial Political Centralization and Contemporary Development in Uganda”. Below is a summary of the article, the full text can be found in the journal Economic Development and Cultural Change
The role of precolonial history on contemporary development has become an important field of study within development economics. In particular […]

  • Flags of member nations flying at United Nations Headquarters. 30/Dec/2005. UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/
    Permalink Flags of member nations flying at United Nations Headquarters. 30/Dec/2005. UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/Gallery

    The Challenge of Thinking and Working Politically to reform public services

The Challenge of Thinking and Working Politically to reform public services

In this post LSE Research Fellow Dr Pritish Behuria reviews the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) Global Centre for Public Service Excellence 3-day Conference, that was held in Singapore last month (April 2016) 

Between 12 and 14 April 2016, The UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence (GCPSE) held a conference in Singapore on the subject of Political Settlements and Public Service Performance. […]

  • Permalink Gallery

    Neoliberalism and Industrial Policy in Georgia – Professor Robert Wade

Neoliberalism and Industrial Policy in Georgia – Professor Robert Wade

In April Professor Robert Wade visited Tbilisi in Georgia. While there he attended a conference on Industrial Development Strategy. In this post he explains how this has impacted Georgia in the last 25 years since the break up of the Soviet Union.

I visited Georgia for the first time in late April, at the invitation of Tato Khundadze at the […]

  • Shanghai by Night by Jannes Glas.(via Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0)
    Permalink Shanghai by Night by Jannes Glas.(via Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0)Gallery

    Can the Chinese Communist Party Survive? The Limits of Adaptation limits

Can the Chinese Communist Party Survive? The Limits of Adaptation limits

Professor of International Development Jude Howell talks about her recent research into governance in China in this post written for the LSE International Development blog, based on her article on the same subject published in Journal of Social Policy in January.
In 2016 the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will have been in power for almost 70 years. While the former Soviet […]

  • citizen-Kane_fraud-at-polls
    Permalink Gallery

    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|
  • South Sudan army (SPLA) soldiers talk on December 25, 2013 at Bor airport after they re-captured the town from rebels . The rebels retook the town on Tuesday, but on Thursday, the army said they were advancing again to push them back. AFP PHOTO/SAMIR BOLSAMIR BOL/AFP/Getty Images
    Permalink South Sudan: the political marketplace in actionGallery

    Duncan Green: Book Review – Alex de Waal, “The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa”

Duncan Green: Book Review – Alex de Waal, “The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa”

There’s a balance to be struck in writing any non-fiction book. Narrative v information. How often do you return to the overarching storyline, the message of the book, the thing you want the reader to take away? How much information – facts, names, dates, events – do you include? Too much storyline, and the book feels flimsy. Too much […]