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    Bicentenary celebrations of Latin American independence obscure the complex realities of the birth of nations

Bicentenary celebrations of Latin American independence obscure the complex realities of the birth of nations

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The inevitable human complexities of history should not be seen as skeletons in our collective closet. They bring us closer to a real understanding of how we became the people and peoples that we are today, writes Gregorio Alonso.

All nations draw legitimacy and status from invented traditions, and Latin American republics are no exception. For over a decade, a host of conferences, […]

Calling all LSE blogs authors – we need your help!

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Here at the LSE blogs, we’re always eager to follow up on our published posts and track the impacts that they have; whether this is mainstream media coverage, inclusion on a university course reading list, references in grey literature or in policy documentation. Much of this can be captured by link-tracking but there are inevitably cases we can’t pick […]

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Happy New Year 2017 from LSE USAPP!

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We’d like to thank all of our readers for reading LSE USAPP in 2016, our third full year of publishing commentary on US politics and policy. We’ve had 271,000 unique visitors this year, an increase of nearly 63 percent compared to 2015!

Over 3,000 of you now follow us on Twitter (but there’s always room for more!) and we have over 750 […]

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USAPP’s top ten most read articles of 2016

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This year, LSE USAPP has published hundreds of articles which have been read thousands of times. Here are our top ten most popular original articles by views published in 2016. Thanks to everyone for reading, and we look forward to bringing you the best in commentary and research on US politics and policy in 2017!

1) Trump and the Revolt of the Rust […]

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    Happy holidays from LSE USAPP to all our readers and best wishes for 2017!

Happy holidays from LSE USAPP to all our readers and best wishes for 2017!

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We’d like to wish our readers all the best for the festive season, and we look forward to bringing you even more analysis and commentary on American politics, economics, culture, and society in 2017!

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    Ahead of the US presidential election, watch our Election Explainer video series featuring LSE experts

Ahead of the US presidential election, watch our Election Explainer video series featuring LSE experts

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Ahead of the 2016 US presidential election, as part of The Ballpark media centre, the LSE US Centre has been producing a series of Election Explainer videos featuring LSE experts discussing a variety of important issues.
The Two Party System
Dr Nick Anstead of the LSE Department of Media and Communications discusses the history, evolution and the potential future of the […]

October 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Just the facts? Why Republicans and Democrats see the economy so differently

Just the facts? Why Republicans and Democrats see the economy so differently

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Ask a Republican and a Democrat if they think that economy is getting better or worse, and you are likely to get two different answers. But what influences how partisans arrive at their economic judgments? New research by Ian Anson suggests that partisans devote attention to credible, and not overtly biased, information about the economy to form their judgments—but […]

Happy New Year 2016 from LSE USAPP!

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We’d like to thank all of our readers for reading LSE USAPP in 2015, our second full year of publishing commentary on US politics and policy.

We now have nearly 2,000 Twitter followers and nearly than 500 Facebook ‘likes’. Many have signed up to receive one of our weekly email updates – click here to sign up.

In 2016 we’ll be bringing you […]

January 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

USAPP’s top ten most read articles of 2015

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This year, LSE USAPP has published hundreds of articles which have been read thousands of times. Here are our top ten most popular original articles by views published in 2015. Thanks to everyone for reading, and we look forward to bringing you the best in commentary and research on US politics and policy in 2016!
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In Los Angeles, increasing neighborhood diversity means […]

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    Pennsylvania’s death penalty ban upheld, Virginia ends reciprocal concealed-carry, and a bleak outlook for South Dakota Democrats: US state blog round up for 19 – 25 December

Pennsylvania’s death penalty ban upheld, Virginia ends reciprocal concealed-carry, and a bleak outlook for South Dakota Democrats: US state blog round up for 19 – 25 December

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging. Click here for our weekly roundup of national blogs.
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On Sunday, GraniteGrok releases its regular podcast on New Hampshire politics – GrokTalk. In this edition, they discuss whether or not the state is a political petri dish for the political class.

Moving on to Vermont, VTDigger this week looks at […]

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