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    Can we solve both the economic crisis and the environmental one? Seeking new models in uncertain times

Can we solve both the economic crisis and the environmental one? Seeking new models in uncertain times

Mia Gray and Betsy Donald argue that scholars and policymakers need to explore new regional economic growth models that focus on some of the most important issues of our time, including inequality and climate change.

Our society needs a real conversation about the meaning and nature of economic growth. In a time of populist politics and rising regional discontent, it is […]

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    Four policy proposals to improve disabled people’s employment and pay

Four policy proposals to improve disabled people’s employment and pay

To make employment inclusive for people living with disability or health conditions, there is an urgent need to rethink both how we campaign for change as well as what policy changes we are pushing for. Based on her work with the LSE, Liz Sayce discusses four key proposals that would make the workplace accessible, fair, and inclusive.

In the endeavours of […]

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    Automation and the billionaires’ dystopia: how to defend economic democracy

Automation and the billionaires’ dystopia: how to defend economic democracy

The narrative that automation will lead to mass unemployment and thus people should settle for a basic income rather than good jobs needs to be challenged, writes Ewan McGaughey. He explains how the law can help secure fair wages and working conditions for everyone.

Technology today lets us create a paradise on Earth, where scarcity and poverty will be forgotten, but […]

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    Helen Pankhurst on how far women’s rights have come since the suffragettes

Helen Pankhurst on how far women’s rights have come since the suffragettes

Women are still fighting for equality, despite huge progress since the suffragette campaigns. How far have we still to go and how might we get there? Helen Pankhurst draws on her new book to provide some answers.

How far have women’s rights come since the battles on the streets of London between the political establishment and the suffragettes? How far since […]

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    The Supreme Court’s decision on Northern Ireland’s abortion law – what now?

The Supreme Court’s decision on Northern Ireland’s abortion law – what now?

Kathryn McNeilly, Fiona Bloomer, and Claire Pierson explain the background and implications of the recent ruling which, although found Northern Ireland’s abortion law to be incompatible with human rights law, dismissed the case on technical grounds.

In recent weeks abortion has been a highly topical issue in Ireland, north and south. Following the referendum decision in the Republic of Ireland […]

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    A sea-change in abortion politics: Stella Creasy’s proposal and its significance for the entire UK

A sea-change in abortion politics: Stella Creasy’s proposal and its significance for the entire UK

Following Stella Creasy’s recent emergency debate on reforming Northern Ireland’s strict abortion laws, Fran Amery explains why the intervention is an extremely significant event, not just potentially for Northern Ireland, but for decriminalisation in Britain as well.

The decisive victory of the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland – which banned abortion unless necessary to […]

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    The detrimental effects of current counter-extremism measures on British Muslim families

The detrimental effects of current counter-extremism measures on British Muslim families

Drawing on research conducted with British Muslim men and women living in Leeds or Bradford, Madeline-Sophie Abbas argues that government counter-terrorism measures have placed pressure on Muslim parents to counter extremism within their homes, something which can negatively impact relations within these families.  

Marking the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack by 22 year-old Salman Abedi that […]

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    Section 28, three decades on: the legacy of a homophobic law through the LSE Library’s collections

Section 28, three decades on: the legacy of a homophobic law through the LSE Library’s collections

Kevin Wilson, Heather Dawson, and Gillian Murphy discuss the controversial Section 28 clause that banned the promotion of homosexuality by UK local authorities 30 years ago this month, and highlight the LSE’s rich collections on the issue.

24 May 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Local Government Act 1988, which became notorious for its inclusion of Section 28. The […]