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    The Other Neoliberalism: German ordoliberalism after the Euro crisis

The Other Neoliberalism: German ordoliberalism after the Euro crisis

Julien Dumont explores ‘The Other Neoliberalism: German ordoliberalism after the Euro crisis’, following on from the public lecture held at LSE on Thursday 10 May.

Ordoliberalism has garnered attention of late with developments surrounding the Eurozone crisis, most notably in terms of Germany’s response. Now perceived in some quarters as an influential doctrine in European politics, the ordo-liberal tradition began […]

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

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

With Dr Leigh Jenco
Associate Professor in Political Theory
Department of Government, LSE
L.K.Jenco@lse.ac.uk

Featuring commentary by:
William Callahan (LSE), Charles Tripp (SOAS) and Robbie Shilliam (QMUL)

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 4-6pm

London School of Economics, Parish Hall
(Light refreshments to be served)

Globalization has brought together otherwise disparate communities with distinctive and often conflicting ways of viewing the world.  Yet even as these phenomena have exposed the culturally specific […]

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    Theorising beyond dualism: the ‘person’, the ‘self’ and post-colonial mentality in Contemporary African Philosophy

Theorising beyond dualism: the ‘person’, the ‘self’ and post-colonial mentality in Contemporary African Philosophy

Paola Romero takes an in-depth look at the ideas discussed at the ‘Thinking Across Borders’ mini-course the Department of Government hosted in February.

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    ‘Thinking Across Borders’ course fosters exchange between African and Western political thought

‘Thinking Across Borders’ course fosters exchange between African and Western political thought

On 17 and 18 February 2016 the Department of Government hosted ‘Thinking Across Borders’, a mini-course on Modern African Political Theory led by Dr Martin Odei Ajei, from the University of Ghana. Katrin Flikschuh and Paula Romero tell us about the key themes and debates from two days of engaging discussion.

Second LSE Graduate Conference in Political Theory

The LSE Department of Government is pleased to announce the Second Political Theory Graduate Conference, taking place on 17 and 18 March 2016.

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.

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    Call for Papers: LSE Graduate Conference in Political Theory

Call for Papers: LSE Graduate Conference in Political Theory

The LSE Department of Government is pleased to announce its Second Political Theory Graduate Conference to take place on 17 and 18 March 2016.

Data Privacy: an ethical dilemma

Between 2010 and 2015 several thousand asylum seekers repatriated from Israel back to East Africa. Some returned with the help of NGOs, who claimed to only assist with repatriation that was entirely voluntary and informed. To see if this was true, and to learn about conditions after return, Mollie Gerver interviewed 154 individuals in South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Uganda.

The Good Neighbour Nation: the democracy of everyday life

Neighbours can make us miserable, disturb our sleep, provide company and care, rescue us in emergencies, and betray us to political authorities. Dr Joe Mazor, Assistant Professor in Political Science and Philosophy, explores neighbourly relations in everyday life following the Brian Barry Memorial Lecture with Professor Nancy Rosenblum.

What are the elements of good neighbourly relations? What is the relationship […]