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  • The audience watching the film Peterloo at our screening on 7 March 2019
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    From Waterloo to Peterloo: commemorating the power of the people

From Waterloo to Peterloo: commemorating the power of the people

Áine Earley reflects on Peterloo following our recent screening and Q&A with the film’s director Mike Leigh and historian Jacqueline Riding.

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    Saving Democracy from Politicians. Do we need professional representatives?

Saving Democracy from Politicians. Do we need professional representatives?

Elsa Öhlén reflects on our public event with speaker Valentino Larcinese on ‘Saving Democracy from Politicians. Do we need professional representatives?’, which took place on Thursday 6 December 2018.

Is populism simply the new way of referring to certain types of opponents we do not particularly agree with, or do populists have a real effect on the quality of modern […]

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    Modi’s India, Erdogan’s Turkey, and the Crisis of the Secular State in the Non-Western World

Modi’s India, Erdogan’s Turkey, and the Crisis of the Secular State in the Non-Western World

Yagiz Alp Tekin reflects on our event with Professor Sumantra Bose where he discussed his new book “Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism” (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

In a Public Lecture at LSE’s Sheikh Zayed Theatre on 23 October 2018, Professor Sumantra Bose presented an overview of his latest book, “Secular States, Religious Politics: India, […]

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    Undergraduate student Yi Jun Mock awarded prestigious graduate fellowship

Undergraduate student Yi Jun Mock awarded prestigious graduate fellowship

Yi Jun Mock, who has been selected for one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships at Schwarzman College in Tsinghua University in Beijing, discusses the program and his future career plans.

Congratulations on being selected for such a prestigious graduate fellowship! Can you tell us a bit more about the Schwarzman Scholars program?

Thank you very much! I’m really looking forward […]

Does protest work?

We ask Professor John Chalcraft, PhD candidate Temi Ogunye and undergraduate student Haydon Etherington to reflect on protest and its ability to effect social and political change.

January 9th, 2019|Featured, Staff, Students|0 Comments|

Looking back: A reflection on Michaelmas Term at LSE

 

Áine Earley reflects on her first term studying an MSc in Conflict Studies in the LSE Department of Government.

When I announced I had been accepted into a twelve-month Masters programme at LSE, the usual warnings abounded; I was told that “time will fly”, “it will pass in the blink of an eye”, “it will be the shortest twelve months […]

Text Illuminations: From the Method to the Artefact

Political scientists Denisa Kostovicova, Ivor Sokolic, Tom Paskhalis and artist Nela Milic discuss the process of interdisciplinary collaboration

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    Politics, Populism, and Performance: Understanding “Trump Style”

Politics, Populism, and Performance: Understanding “Trump Style”

Sarah Fowler reviews our recent public event on Wednesday 31 October 2018 titled ‘Politics as Performance: will the American fascination with ‘Trump style’ survive the 2018 midterms?’, which was hosted by the LSE Department of Government and the US Centre.

As the United States prepared for the 2018 midterms, which took place on 6 November 2018, campaigns for all levels […]

The Science of Stress Reduction

Dr Serena Sharma explores the scientifically proven benefits of meditation, the positive impacts it has for general health and wellbeing and why we should make time for meditation in our busy lives.

Today is Stress Awareness Day – an annual campaign dedicated to raise awareness of the impact of stress and to promote wellbeing. As we observe this day and […]

November 7th, 2018|Featured, Research, Staff|0 Comments|
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    BOOKS: Patrick Dunleavy introduces ‘The UK’s Changing Democracy’

BOOKS: Patrick Dunleavy introduces ‘The UK’s Changing Democracy’

Patrick Dunleavy discusses the latest book from the Democratic Audit.