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