Jean-Paul Faguet

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    Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think. JP Faguet

Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think. JP Faguet

Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s annual letter to students:

Dear students,

Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think.

Or maybe, to be a bit more accurate, the fact that you think something is not itself very convincing. I am interested – indeed very interested – in what you think, because in some respect it is bound to be wrong. I’m here […]

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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 5 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 5 of 5

To celebrate the Spanish-language launch of Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s book Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia, we will be publishing the first chapter of the book as part of a five part series over the coming month. You can read our post about the book launches in Bolivia here.

In case you’ve missed it, you can read part 1/5 […]

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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 4 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 4 of 5

To celebrate the Spanish-language launch of Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s book Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia, we will be publishing the first chapter of the book as part of a five part series over the coming month. You can read our post about the book launches in Bolivia here.

In case you’ve missed it, you can read part 1/5 […]

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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 3 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 3 of 5

To celebrate the Spanish-language launch of Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s book Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia, we will be publishing the first chapter of the book as part of a five part series over the coming month. You can read our post about the book launches in Bolivia here.

In case you have missed it, you can read part […]

June 22nd, 2017|Publications|0 Comments|
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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 1 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 1 of 5

To celebrate the Spanish-language launch of Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s book Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia, we will be publishing the first chapter of the book as part of a five part series over the coming month.

You can read our post about the book launches in Bolivia here.

Part 1/5
It must be more-or-less obvious that a department […]

Re-Thinking Development Over the Long Run

Professor Faguet explains why political economy research on Latin America is on the verge of a major breakthrough, based on deep collaborations between historians, political scientists, economists and scientists further afield, exploring the drivers of divergent development patterns over not decades, but centuries and even millennia.

Why are some countries rich and others poor? Why did some countries, like the UK and […]

Cowardice And Courage: A Tale Of Two Referenda

In his latest article for Social Europe, Professor of the Political Economy of Development, Jean-Paul Faguet, compares two of the largest democratically voted referendas of 2016 and explains how, despite being fought under similar conditions, outcomes for both were exceptionally different.

A Spanish version of this article is available here.

Last year served up two extraordinary referenda, fought under similar […]

Postcard from Professor Jean-Paul Faguet

Professor Jean-Paul Faguet, Programme Co-Director for Development Management, tells us what he has been up to during his sabbatical.
Hello and happy new year from Los Andes!

I visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a month this past Oct-Nov, where I revised “The Paradox of Land Reform, Inequality and Development in Colombia” and presented to their comparative working […]

The Democracy Bomb

As the UK government continues negotiations on the country’s exit from the European Union, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet considers what the EU Referendum result has revealed about democracy in the UK.

The Brexit vote may look like the bomb that blew up British politics, aborting the careers of David Cameron, George Osborne, and all the main Brexit leaders. But rest assured, the reality […]

The Great Lecture Notes Debate – Next Steps

This week LSE academic developer Dr Colleen McKenna reported on The Great Lecture Notes Debate for the LSE Teaching Blog, summarising the arguments and speaking to Professor Jean-Paul Faguet about what happens next.

At the end of last term, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet initiated The Great Lecture Notes Debate on the International Development blog. The debate was framed by the question ‘Should lecture notes be circulated […]

January 19th, 2016|Featured, Teaching|0 Comments|