The 1st November 2023 marks 5 years since LSE Press published their first book, The UK’s Changing Democracy: The 2018 Democratic Audit, which has, to date, 33,146 book downloads (November 2023).
As the School’s Open Access social sciences publisher, we support the promotion of high-quality social science research which enables wide public access through the use of open, digital publication methods. Through rigorous peer-review and the use of innovative digital approaches, LSE Press promotes the widest possible engagement with social science research through publishing work from both LSE and external authors.
LSE is a world-leading social science research institution with global impact, where scholarly values are upheld, societal issues are publicly debated from a diversity of viewpoints; ultimately contributing towards a better understanding of the causes of things, for the betterment of society. Open Access publishing – making important scholarly work accessible to everyone – accords with LSE’s role as the global convenor of influential debates on these critical issues.
Since 1st November 2018, LSE Press have published 13 books and amassed over 83,441 book downloads:
- The UK’s Changing Democracy: The 2018 Democratic Audit, edited by Patrick Dunleavy et al.
- Advanced Macroeconomics: An Easy Guide, edited by Filipe Campante et al.
- Conflict, War and Revolution: The problem of politics in international political thought, by Paul Kelly
- COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: Insights for a post-pandemic world, edited by Hyun Bang Shin et al.
- Populism: Origins and Alternative Policy Responses, edited by Andrés Velasco and Irene Bucelli
- Wellbeing: Alternative Policy Perspectives, edited by Timothy Besley and Irene Bucelli
- Pension Policy and Governmentality in China: Manufacturing Public Compliance, by Yan Wang
- If You’re So Ethical, Why Are You So Highly Paid? Ethics, Inequality and Executive Pay, by Alexander Pepper
- Afghanistan: Long War, Forgotten Peace, edited by Michael Cox
- Spectrum Auctions: Designing markets to benefit citizens, taxpayers, industry and the economy, by Geoffrey Myers
- How Africa Trades, edited by David Luke
- Decentralised Governance: Crafting Effective Democracies Around the World, edited by Sarmistha Pal and Jean-Paul Faguet
- How Did Britain Come to This? A century of systemic failures of governance, by Gwyn Bevan
LSE Press’s Managing Director and LSE Library Director, Niamh Tumelty says, “LSE Press are excited to celebrate this publishing landmark and look forwards to an exciting year of publishing in the years ahead, including works from LSE Professor of Global Media & Communications Terhi Rantanen, and LSE Professor of Gender and Development, Naila Kabeer publishing in 2024.”
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