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ID Weekly Spotlight – Meet Sara Cheema

For the last ID Weekly Spotlight of the academic year, Student Ambassador Salena Wang talked to MSc Development Studies student Sara Cheema. Find out more about their conversation here.

What’s your previous education/background before coming to LSE?

Growing up, my family moved around a lot, so I could never really call one place home for too long. The two places […]

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    Parental involvement in schools – powerful potential, compounded challenge

Parental involvement in schools – powerful potential, compounded challenge

Anushna Jha and Mehrin Shah explore how parental involvement in schools can enhance the positive effects on student performance during elementary and secondary education. 

Understanding parental involvement

Parental involvement underscores the shared responsibility that educational institutions and families have towards student learning. It can be described as a bunch of various parental practices such as parental aspirations for their child’s academic achievement, communication […]

ID Weekly Spotlight – Meet Jingke Pan

Welcome back to ID’s Weekly Spotlight! For this week, Student Ambassador Salena Wang talked to MSc Development Studies student Jingke Pan. Find out more about their conversation here.

Studying at an internationally leading university like the LSE is an exciting journey, but it can also be quite challenging, especially when the university experience is situated in a different society […]

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    How to vlog – top examples and advice from some very tech savvy students

How to vlog – top examples and advice from some very tech savvy students

Last in our series from our ‘Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots activism‘ students, is Emma Simons, Leonie Dudda and Akram Al-Mahyni who took up vlogging as part of their assignment to write an influencing strategy on a topic of their choice. Professor Green introduces us to the three campaigns. 

See more from the Activism students here.

Leonie Dudda took on the need for better bike lanes and […]

August 2nd, 2019|Featured, Teaching|0 Comments|

“Seaing” a Sustainable Future in the Caribbean

Second in our series from our ‘Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots activism‘ students, is Jacinta Gomez on her campaign proposal for saving Belize’s beleaguered fisheries. 

See more from the Activism students here.

The “Glory Days”. That’s what you’ll hear from fishermen today reminiscing on a time when the abundance of Belize’s Caribbean Sea gave the impression that its limits were non-existent and its bounty inexhaustible. […]

August 1st, 2019|Featured, Teaching|0 Comments|
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    ‘This Shit is Killing Me’: Dalit rights and Mumbai’s sewers

‘This Shit is Killing Me’: Dalit rights and Mumbai’s sewers

Throughout the upcoming week we’ll share top blog posts from this year’s students in Duncan Green’s class on ‘Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots activism‘ in which students design a campaign strategy for a cause close to their hearts. First up, Monica Moses on the plight of the sewer cleaners of Mumbai.

See more from the Activism students here.

The Indian government has now gained the capacity to […]

Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s inflation rates continue to grow exponentially year-on-year, as does the distrust over the government’s handling of the situation. Alum, Nathan Hayes, examines what lies ahead for the country. 

Inflation in Zimbabwe has hit 176% year-on-year, up from 98% y-o-y in May. When measured on a month-on-month basis, inflation came in at 39.3% in June. Inflation of more than 50% m-o-m constitutes hyperinflation.

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  • Permalink U.S. Army Pfc. Cory Acres, a native of Lakenheath, England, gunner assigned to 2nd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, uses a handheld interagency identity detection equipment system to scan the fingerprints of an Afghan man June 8, 2012. The HIIDE system scans an individual’s biographical information and matches it against an internal database. The system allows soldiers in the field to quickly identify whether a person of interest is on a watch list and creates reports to support further intelligence analysis.Gallery

    Biometric refugee registration: between benefits, risks and ethics

Biometric refugee registration: between benefits, risks and ethics

Guest bloggers, Claire Walkey, Dr. Caitlin Procter and Dr. Nora Bardelli from Oxford University, explore the potential benefits, risks and ethical challenges of biometric refugee registration. 

UNHCR currently uses biometric technology in 52 countries, which means over six million refugees are now biometrically registered. It is also currently expanding its use of biometrics to capture a full set of refugees’ fingerprints and their […]

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    Taxing Times: Taxation, divided societies and the informal economy in Northern Nigeria

Taxing Times: Taxation, divided societies and the informal economy in Northern Nigeria

Dr Kate Meagher summaries her recent article published in The Journal of Development Studies 54(1) for which she has been awarded the journal’s Dudley Seers Memorial Prize for the best article of 2018.

The article challenges the popular contention that taxing the informal economy is an effective means of enhancing political voice among informal actors and rebuilding the social contract between […]

How rich, liberal societies got to be that way

Professor Robert Wade responds to Martin Wolf’s recent article, “Liberalism triumphant and embattled”, for the Financial Times: 

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Martin Wolf, in “Liberalism triumphant and embattled” (July 3),  says:  “Societies based on liberal ideas are the most successful in history,”  He illustrates his column with a chart of countries placed by GDP per head on the vertical axis and a […]