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The LSE Government Blog feature the latest news, analysis and public events from the LSE Department of Government. It includes articles from our world-leading academics, doctoral researchers and students; as well as other experts in the field of politics and government.

The LSE Department of Government is home to some of the most internationally respected experts in politics and government; producing influential research that has a global impact on policy, and delivering world-class teaching to our students. One of the key missions of our blog is to make this knowledge and expertise available and accessible to the wider public in order to facilitate an informed and open discourse on politics and government.

About The Department of Government

The LSE Department of Government is a world-leading centre for the study and research of politics and government – visit our website to find out more.

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The GovBlog Team

Kay O’Neill – Managing Editor

Kay O’Neill is Communications and Events Manager in the LSE Department of Government. Kay is responsible for managing the Department events programme and disseminating key communications to a range of audiences through various platforms such as the blog, website and social media.


James Robins – Managing Editor

James Robins is Web and Digital Media Manager in the LSE Department of Government. James is responsible for the Department’s web and digital presence, including the website, blog and social media; and produces the Department’s video and multimedia content.


Martin Lodge – General Editor

Martin Lodge is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, and Deputy Head of Department for Research in the LSE Department of Government.


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