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Research Amidst Volatility: Conference 2022

Research Amidst Volatility: 

LSEUPR Annual Conference 2022

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Event Program
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Keynote Speaker

Every year the LSEUPR Conference has a keynote speaker from the LSE. This year we are very proud to announce that Dr Florian Foos will be kicking off the conference!

Dr Foos is currently […]

February 15th, 2022|Conference, Featured|0 Comments|

2021 LSEUPR Essay Competition – Winners

This year the LSEUPR launched its fourth annual essay competition, aimed at year 12s and 13s (or equivalent), to give them a real experience in writing an academic essay.

The question for this year was

 

To what extent have emerging social movements caused politicians to respond with effective social change?

 

The essay question was superbly tackled by over 100 students all over […]

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    Recruiting in a digital age: pitfalls and strategies for automated hiring

Recruiting in a digital age: pitfalls and strategies for automated hiring

Written by: Stephanie Sheir

The proliferation of AI has streamlined decision-making in many industries, but has incurred unique costs, creating new opportunities and risks for businesses. The use of large datasets and algorithms to streamline decision-making in the job market is an exemplar of this phenomenon. These algorithms assist recruiters in sorting through candidate pools and purport to remove human […]

March 26th, 2021|Articles, Featured|0 Comments|

Debunking the Neoliberal Globalization Success-story 

Written by: Aya Kamil

In the light of China’s continuing industrialization, economic development and structural change (Hirst 2009), the increasing attention paid to the liberalization and growth in other leading Asian economies such as South Korea and India consolidates the positive narrative of economic globalization. The ‘East Asian Miracle’ should not occult the blatant disparities in global growth and development […]

February 18th, 2021|Articles, Featured|0 Comments|

ExCo Book Club – Lent 2021 – Edition 1

Introducing the new LSEUPR ExCo Book Club: twice a term our five executive committee members will recommend a book each for students and UPR followers to read. The books may be fiction or non-fiction, but will always have some value to those interested in politics.

“Doughnut Economics” by Kate Raworth

Recommended by Jintao Zhu, Editor-in-Chief

Although I am an Editor for a […]

February 17th, 2021|Articles, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Identifying with the European Union and the national state: exploration of the interactions between multiple political identities

Identifying with the European Union and the national state: exploration of the interactions between multiple political identities

Written by: Quido Haskovec

1 Introduction

In the context of the dramatic events of the Brexit vote of 2016 and of the ongoing democratic backsliding in Eastern Europe, many have questioned the future of the project of European integration. The future which might seem particularly unstable due to the disparity between the increase of the political powers of the European Union […]

February 16th, 2021|Articles, Featured|0 Comments|

China’s ‘International Schools’: A Complete Eyewash?

Written by: Hanzhi Dai and Boshen Yan

Intensive research has been conducted on the education policy of China, with more scholars concentrating on the discourse of history and patriotism in the public education system. However, the Chinese “international schools”, which are relatively isolated and independent from the public secondary education system, remain unexplored in the academia. Most of these schools […]

The Opioid Crisis and Republican Vote Share

Written by: Florian Sichart, Jacob Chapman, Brooklyn Han, Hasan Younis, Hallamund Meena

Over the past two decades, the U.S. has experienced a spike in overdose deaths involving opioids. Demographically, the communities that have been affected most severely by this crisis are non-Hispanic Whites from the rural working class – the same demographic that propelled Donald Trump’s 2016 bid for the White […]

GV225: The Basics of Preference Aggregation

Kimberley Chia, BSc. Politics and Economics ’21

Preference aggregation is a key tenet in the study of political economy. It determines how individual views and preferences are taken into account to derive the group choice, which is thereafter reflected in policy. This, in turn, is dependent on the structures of political institutions in a given country or community – for […]

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    All the King’s Men: Patterns of Authoritarian Consolidation in the Bhumibol Era

All the King’s Men: Patterns of Authoritarian Consolidation in the Bhumibol Era

Written by: Vernon Yian, Nicole Sekhon, Cheryl Lau, Nandita Modhubonti, Aalekh Dhaliwal

In Feb 2020, the Thai pro-reform and anti-military Future Forward Party (FFP) was dissolved in a constitutional court ruling. Widely criticised as a move by the military junta to stymie potential opposition, the interference was predictable given Thailand’s historical alternation between military juntas and civilian governments since the abolition […]