Comparative Politics

Job market candidates 2016: Gustavo Bonifaz Moreno

In the Department of Government we continue to support early stage researchers after they complete their PhD studies. In this series, we speak to Government PhD graduates entering the job market to learn more about their research and its impact, and what makes them exemplary candidates for employment in academia globally.    

Here, Gustavo Bonifaz Moreno tells us about his […]

Enter our writing competition!

The Department of Government is running a competition and we want you to get involved! We invite Government students to share your research, put forward your views and improve your public profile as a political scientist, theorist and writer by entering the LSE Government Blog competition.

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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.

The tragedy of Syria and the nature of civil war

Since 2011, Syria has been engulfed in civil war and humanitarian crisis. As unrest continues and international involvement grows, Dr Bill Kissane discusses what makes civil wars such a destructive form of conflict.

The Future of Britain and Europe

Harold Laski Chair Inaugural Lecture With the countdown to a likely In/Out Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, Professor Hix discusses possible options for the reform of Britain’s relationship with the EU and the likely long-term consequences for the UK and the EU of a Yes or a No vote.

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    Crimea Before Annexation: reflections on writing a ‘history of the past’

Crimea Before Annexation: reflections on writing a ‘history of the past’

In 2014, the recognised Ukrainian territory of Crimea was annexed by Russia. Here, Eleanor Knott reflects on the effect of secession in the region and its impact on her research.

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    What the loud “No” in the Greek referendum means for the Eurozone

What the loud “No” in the Greek referendum means for the Eurozone

In the late hours of Sunday evening, it was confirmed that the ‘No’ camp had won an unexpectedly resounding victory in the Greek referendum—by 61% to 39% the Greek people had chosen to reject the terms of the most recent bailout proposal from their creditors (the ECB, the EU and the IMF). When Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister […]

  • "Moldova is (not) Romania" (Ellie Knott, Chisinau, Moldova, June 2012)
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    Identity politics and kin-state relations from the bottom-up in Crimea and Moldova

Identity politics and kin-state relations from the bottom-up in Crimea and Moldova

In 1991, Moldova declared itself an independent state as part of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. In 2014, the recognised Ukrainian territory of Crimea was annexed by Russia. Here, Eleanor Knott discusses identity politics and kin-state relations in Moldova and Crimea, and writes that in order to understand what ethnicity and citizenship mean in the context of people’s […]

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    H-Nationalism Interview with Eunan O’Halpin, conducted by Bill Kissane

H-Nationalism Interview with Eunan O’Halpin, conducted by Bill Kissane

In May 2014 Dr Bill Kissane, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, conducted an interview with Eunan O’ Halpin on behalf of the academic forum, H-Nationalism.

Professor Eunan O’Halpin is the Bank of Ireland Professor of Contemporary Irish History at Trinity College Dublin, and is the director of the Centre of Contemporary Irish History.  He is also a founding co-editor of the Documents on Irish Foreign […]