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 […]

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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 […]

National Populism: the revolt against liberal democracy

William Irving reflects on our public event with Matthew Goodwin on Monday 22 October at LSE where he discussed his new book ‘National Populism: the revolt against liberal democracy’, co-authored with Roger Eatwell.

The surge of national populist movements across Europe represents a profound period of political volatility and upheaval. National populists have experienced successful election results in Italy, Sweden, […]

LSE UPR inaugural essay competition winners announced

This year the LSE UPR launched its inaugural essay competition, aimed at incoming or outgoing year 12s and 13s (or equivalent), to give them real experience in writing an academic essay. The UPR team put together a list of five questions, which were superbly tackled by over 75 students. These questions required engagement with current affairs, critical reading, academic referencing and analytical […]

The Political Economy of Italy’s Decline

Tommaso Caprotti reflects on our recent public lecture with speaker Andrea Lorenzo Capussela titled ‘The Political Economy of Italy’s Decline’, which took place at LSE on Thursday 11 October 2018.

Italy has been at the forefront of European political debates over the course of 2018, especially since the Italian coalition government led by the Lega and the M5S came to […]

‘Your LSE experience is what you make of it’

Having just completed both his undergraduate and masters degree here in the Government Department, Peter Wilson reflects on his time here at the school and provides a few tips for new LSE students.

You have completed both your UG and MSc here in the LSE Department of Government. What has been the highlight of your time at LSE?

I have […]

The LSE Government Society

The LSE Government Society is a student led initiative which aims to integrate students with the department, giving you opportunities to socialise and attend academic events with political thinkers both from inside and outside of the LSE. Matt Panton and Maisie Jenkins explain more about the aims of the Society and how to get involved.

What are the main aims and […]

Attitudes to migration in Europe: a personal matter?

Rob Macquarie examines whether there is a link between personality and opinion on issues such as migration, and how this relationship can be manipulated by political actors.

Shedding light on life in a Rohingya refugee camp

Jun Hao Peh reflects on his project which distributed 600 solar powered lamps to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.