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    How research on land conflict in Sierra Leone refocused government attention to access to justice in rural areas

How research on land conflict in Sierra Leone refocused government attention to access to justice in rural areas

Henry Musa Kpaka explains how his research on land conflict is having an impact on government policy regarding access to justice in rural areas in Sierra Leone. 

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 […]

Debunking a Myth: Hugo Chavez & Venezuelan Socialism

Paola Romero reflects on Michele Calabresi’s documentary ‘The Twilight of Magical Socialism. The Venezuelan Experience’ following a recent screening and debate hosted by the LSE SU Latin American Society.

May 18th, 2018|Featured, PhD|0 Comments|
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    ‘Do your grandparents hate you?’ – Millennials reflecting on intergenerational divides in politics

‘Do your grandparents hate you?’ – Millennials reflecting on intergenerational divides in politics

Astrid Hampe reflects on the 2018 Cumberland Lodge annual retreat, with the theme of ‘Do your grandparents hate you? Generational divides in politics’.

Glorious sunshine illuminating the rolling hills, wisteria climbing up the late Victorian arches, busy bees making honey for people sitting in a circle on the bouncy grass to discuss whether Plato would have approved of today’s silver […]

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    Anti-fossil fuel norms: a new frontier in climate change politics

Anti-fossil fuel norms: a new frontier in climate change politics

Fergus Green discusses his latest research in which he argues that major historic shifts in moral attitudes could inspire new ways of tackling climate change.

February 20th, 2018|Featured, PhD, Research|1 Comment|
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    What do sexual harassment allegations in Westminster tell us about gender equality in politics?

What do sexual harassment allegations in Westminster tell us about gender equality in politics?

We ask Professor Anne Phillips, PhD candidate Marta Wojciechowska and MSc student Emily Wolff to reflect on recent sexual harassment allegations in Westminster. What does this scandal tell us about the state of gender equality in politics and how political institutions should change?

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    Will Labour’s ‘six tests’ hold the government to account on the UK’s Brexit deal?

Will Labour’s ‘six tests’ hold the government to account on the UK’s Brexit deal?

With Article 50 triggered, Kate Alexander Shaw analyses the Labour Party’s ‘six tests for Brexit’, arguing that they may let the government off the hook rather than holding them to account over the UK’s final EU deal.

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    Brexit Budget or Business as Usual? Unpicking the 2016 Autumn Statement

Brexit Budget or Business as Usual? Unpicking the 2016 Autumn Statement

The 2016 Autumn Statement has provided the first substantive indication of the fiscal direction of Theresa May’s new government as Brexit negotiations loom on the horizon. Kate Alexander Shaw analyzes the key announcements and checks the political small print.

Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement shows us once again that politics in 2016 is operating well outside the normal rules of the game. […]

How Will Capitalism End?

Department of Government PhD candidates Anahi Wiedenbrug, Antoine Louette and Temi Ogunye  reflect on Wolfgang Streeck’s recent public lecture at LSE titled ‘How Will Capitalism End ?’, which took place on Monday 7 November. Listen to the event podcast.

The End of Capitalism

When one hears talks of the end of capitalism, one cannot help but assume that a superior replacement has […]

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    From adaptation to climate-resilient development: What are the implications for policymakers?

From adaptation to climate-resilient development: What are the implications for policymakers?

Low level clouds (credit: 2di7 & titanio44) Jared J. Finnegan gives an overview of The economics of climate-resilient development, a new book edited by Sam Fankhauser and Thomas K.J. McDermott, which he also contributed to.