The aim of British Politics and Policy at LSE (BPP) is to:

  • increase the public understanding of the social sciences in the context of UK government
  • facilitate the sharing and exchange of knowledge between experts within and outside universities
  • open up academic research to increase its impact

We draw primarily on the community of academics and researchers at the London School of Economics, but we welcome contributions from UK and overseas universities and other research organisations. We encourage the submission of material that focuses on substantive insights or research as it pertains to any aspect of British politics and policy.

We have no editorial ‘line’ except a commitment to communicating social science research and commentary in ways that enhance public debate and understanding. The articles give the views of the author(s), and not the position of the British Politics and Policy blog, nor of the London School of Economics. 

British Politics and Policy at LSE Blog Team:

The BPP blog is run by the LSE Public Policy Group (PPG).

General Editor: Professor Patrick Dunleavy

Managing Editor: Joel Suss

For further information, and for details on how to submit a blog, please email the Managing Editor at: Politicsandpolicy@lse.ac.uk.

Note to contributors:

We encourage submissions of posts from 500 to 1,200 words long that are communicated in an accessible way. Our remit covers all aspects of UK government and British politics (including historical issues of contemporary relevance) and all aspects of UK public policy (including theoretical issues and international/comparative aspects).

All submitted contributions are reviewed speedily by two members of the Blog Team. We will sometimes come back to you and suggest some edits, revisions or possible links to add in, but authors are free to accept these ideas or not. In the hopefully rare cases where the General Editor cannot accept a blog, authors can appeal to our Advisory Board and we will ask two members to adjudicate the issue.

Authors of material relating to overseas countries or international issues should ensure that their blog relates substantively to our remit of UK politics and policy. Our Blog Team above would be happy to advise and help, so you are welcome to propose ideas informally to them.

We are keen to include one or two tables, charts, maps or relevant photographs where possible, but this is not essential.

We also publish ‘In Depth’ articles by recognised leaders in their field. They are typically 3,000 to 4,000 words long and provide a more substantial, evidence-based analysis of key contemporary issues. Often marking the passing of turning points or the final resolution of controversies or conflicts, an In Depth article provides a summation or an overview of broader issues than can be tackled in a normal post.

We normally commission all In Depth articles, so please do not send us unsolicited longer pieces  But if you would like to discuss a potential contribution please contact the editorial team (as above) with a short proposal and we will quickly respond.  To read previous In Depth articles, please go here.

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