The paradox of globalisation is that pushing it too far undermines its own institutional foundations

Is there a paradox in globalisation? Dani Rodrik writes that a delicate balance exists between democracy and processes of globalisation. He notes that as different societies have different needs and preferences in terms of how they structure the institutions required to ensure markets function correctly, democratic pressures are likely to lead to a variety of different institutions across different territories. […]

January 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Our top 5 interviews from 2013

Five minutes with Robert Skidelsky: “Capitalism is a means to an end, the end being lifting humanity out of poverty in order to enable it to lead the good life”


Five minutes with Mariana Mazzucato: “We have socialised the risk of innovation but privatised the rewards”



Five minutes with John Goldthorpe: “More equal mobility chances are unlikely to be […]

January 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Our top 10 articles of 2013

All the best wishes for 2014 from the LSE’s British Politics and Policy blog. Here are our top 10 articles from 2013.

1. The lasting achievement of Thatcherism as a political project is that Britain now has three political parties of the right, instead of one – Patrick Dunleavy

2. The evidence shows that multiculturalism in the UK has succeeded in fostering a sense […]

December 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

Happy holidays to all our readers and best wishes for 2014!

December 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Welfare and labour market conflicts have made it increasingly difficult for Europe’s centre-left parties to survive as ‘catch all’ movements

Mainstream centre-left parties in Europe have traditionally relied on broad appeals to a wide section of the electorate. As Michael McTernan argues, however, this model of ‘catch all’ centre-left parties has increasingly come under strain due to the emergence of a diverse range of interests in modern European states. Centre-left parties must now balance competing interests, such as between young […]

November 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|2 Comments|

The books that inspired Carli Ria Rowell: “Bev Skeggs’ work motivates me during times of isolation that come with a PhD”

As part of the LSE Review of Books Academic Inspiration series, ESRC doctoral student at the University of Warwick and Post Graduate Ambassador for the British Sociological Association Carli Ria Rowell reflects on how the work of Bev Skeggs, Pierre Bourdieu, and Paul Willis have influenced her interest in studying class and identity. It was during my time as an undergraduate […]

November 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Introducing USApp – LSE’s new American Politics and Policy blog

This week, the London School of Economics launched its newest blog venture, USApp – American Politics and Policy.

USApp showcases the best in academic commentary on American politics and policy. This week and beyond:

Saskia Sassen writes on Detroit and Chicago’s diverging economic fortunes;
Steven Horwitz looks at the real effects of US Federal Reserve Bank’s policy of Quantitative Easing;
the LSE’s Tim Newburn writes […]

September 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

From academic committee meetings to social media, bullying in the workplace must not be tolerated

The dynamics of power in academia can often go unexamined leading to an isolated and unsupportive environment. It is all too easy to turn a blind eye to small put-downs and departmental bullying. Athene Donald recognises that it may be difficult to intervene but actions must be taken to ensure bullying does not persist. There is no excuse for any […]

August 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

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