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    Missing the Deal: Several implications of Brexit uncertainty for the EU

Missing the Deal: Several implications of Brexit uncertainty for the EU

With attention this week focused on a Brexit deal and implications for the UK, Anastasia Ershova explores the short and long-term impacts of Brexit on the EU. 

This has been a truly fascinating couple of days which brought a new Brexit deal, yet another historic vote in the Parliament and contradictory letters from the PM to the EU. Last weekend, […]

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    Are we nearly there yet? Our experts analyse the latest Brexit developments

Are we nearly there yet? Our experts analyse the latest Brexit developments

Brexit seems to have rendered the old adage ‘a week is a long time in politics’ rather out of date, with the situation changing almost by the hour. Our experts analyse the current current state of play following several eventful days which have seen a historic Saturday sitting of Parliament as Boris Johnson attempts to push through his Brexit […]

October 22nd, 2019|Featured, Staff|0 Comments|

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|

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.

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    Is culture more important than economics in shaping ideology?

Is culture more important than economics in shaping ideology?

Joe Greenwood discusses the analysis of new survey data revealing that contemporary ideological groups are related not only to political factors such as party identity but also to demographic and cultural characteristics. In particular, Moderates and Left-Wing Progressives appear to be demographically distinct from both Mainstream and Right-Wing Populists, but culturally distinct from Centrists and Mainstream Populists. Further, to […]

October 17th, 2018|Featured, Research, Staff|0 Comments|

Legacies of Mass Atrocity and the Rejection of Human Rights

Ivor Sokolić discusses his new book publication ‘International Courts and Mass Atrocity: Narratives of War and Justice in Croatia’ and explores why universal human rights norms struggle to take hold in post-conflict societies.   

Efforts by international organisations to instil universal human rights norms in post-conflict societies often fail because such efforts ignore the localised complexities they operate in. They […]

The Institutions for Democratic Politics

Frank Vibert draws from his new book to outline how our current democratic institutions are increasingly in need of reform in order to address the blind spots and content-lite nature of our current democratic politics.

Those of us who follow politics on a daily basis suffer from information overload, trivia fatigue and ‘sorting failure’ as we try to distinguish between […]