Book Review

How did social media help Corbyn win the Labour leadership?

On 12 September 2015 Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader, a result which would’ve been dismissed as mere fantasy in the days after the general election four months earlier. Rosa Prince – who speaks about her new book, Comrade Corbyn, at the LSE on February 3 – explains why her subject is no accidental leader.

  • Lanterns in St Annes Square, Manchester, for the Chinese New Year Photocredit:Gidzy
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    Changing Referents: Learning Across Space and Time in China and the West

Changing Referents: Learning Across Space and Time in China and the West

Changing Referents: Learning Across Space and Time in China and the West is the Department of Government book of the month.

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    Division, Reconstruction, Reconciliation: what happens to identity after civil war?

Division, Reconstruction, Reconciliation: what happens to identity after civil war?

In March 2011, Dr Bill Kissane organised an international workshop on the topic of reconstructing identity after civil wars.  The book which followed, After Civil War: Division, Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Contemporary Europe, 1918-2011, was published in November 2014. Edited by Bill Kissane, the book explores both the theoretical and the practical, using case studies on Bosnia, Cyprus, Finland, […]

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    Book Review: Green Consumption: The Global Rise of Eco-Chic edited by Bart Barendregt and Rivke Jaffe

Book Review: Green Consumption: The Global Rise of Eco-Chic edited by Bart Barendregt and Rivke Jaffe

 This post was originally featured on the LSE Review of Books blog.

Green lifestyles and ethical consumption have become increasingly popular strategies in moving towards environmentally-friendly societies and combating global poverty. This book aims to scrutinize the emergent phenomenon of ‘eco-chic’: a combination of lifestyle politics, environmentalism, spirituality, beauty and health. Case studies cover Basque sheep cheese production and Ghanaian Afro-chic hairstyles […]

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