LSE UPR Journal • Volume 2

Karina Moxon (Editor-in-Chief) on behalf of the UPR team

The LSE Undergraduate Political Review is excited to announce the publication of the second UPR Journal, featuring extensive research pieces from undergraduate students of Princeton University, Durham University, King’s College London and the LSE.

Consistent with the goals of the UPR, this year’s Journal again covers important and topical political issues, ranging […]


We are now taking submissions for our Autumn 2018 Research Conference! Submit your research pieces/ dissertations to be part of our newly revamped Conference – a showcase for the best undergraduate political research.


This is a great chance to present your work to an audience of students, academics and professional researchers, as well as an opportunity to engage in a […]


This is the perfect opportunity to see your undergraduate dissertation or research published in the second edition of LSE’s primary undergraduate journal.
The LSE Undergraduate Political Review is a platform that encourages and publishes undergraduate political research and academic work on a global scale.

Our journal publishes longer, research-driven pieces characterised by their originality, rigour and insight. We are looking for the […]

The LSE UPR inaugural journal

Karina Moxon (Copy Editor) on behalf of the UPR Team
The LSE Undergraduate Political Review is proud to present its inaugural journal of undergraduate research. Covering themes including Brexit, populism and nationalism, the five articles explore leading topical issues of the present day, which we believe are of interest to the wider  academic and student body.
On behalf of the UPR, I would like […]

A Beginners Guide to Undergraduate Research

Hannah Bailey UPR Editor-in-Chief

Years before most students enter the LSE they know that it produces good quality research. Indeed, LSE academics pride themselves on their world leading research. Nobel Prize winners like Oliver Hart, Christopher Pissarides, George Akerlof and others have led the world in their ground breaking research. Other LSE academics have influenced government policy directly (such as Nicholas […]

What can neuroscience teach us about the social world?

By Philipp Ershov
(BSc Government and Economics)

It is easy to forget that the social sciences as we know them now are a relatively modern phenomenon. Economics was, even in the time of the father of modern ‘textbook’ economics Alfred Marshall, still called ‘political economy’. Political science, prior to its inclusion in the name of the London School of Economics and Political […]

December 6th, 2017|Articles, Featured|1 Comment|
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    The 2017 UPR Conference: A showcase for undergraduate research

The 2017 UPR Conference: A showcase for undergraduate research

Conference managers Karina Moxon, Trishna Kurian and Naomi Potter reflect on the second annual research conference held by the LSE Undergraduate Political Review.


On Thursday 9 November around seventy students attended the 2017 UPR Research Conference in the LSE LIFE Centre. Through the course of the evening attendees heard presentations on four excellent pieces of dissertation research covering a diverse range […]

November 23rd, 2017|Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Is there evidence of “Project Fear”?

James Sanders

Argumentative characteristics of the official Brexit campaigns
On 23 June 2016, the Brexit Remain campaigners failed to persuade sufficient voters to remain in the EU. Accusations have been made that their message (often dubbed “Project Fear” and described as “remoaners”) projected a more negative image to the electorate than the Leave campaign. What is the evidence for this? Did […]

November 3rd, 2017|Articles, Featured|0 Comments|

Should polygamy be legalised?

Peter Wilson

In July this year, three Colombians were hailed as having the first legal union between three men in the world (Taylor-Coleman, 2017). The three men signed a special legal contract which formalised their union, but it is not a full marriage certificate as it is illegal to marry more than one person in Colombia. Yet, some people are […]

October 20th, 2017|Articles, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Do people overestimate the likelihood of fatality due to terrorist events?

Do people overestimate the likelihood of fatality due to terrorist events?

Yuchuan Xu (BSc Economics), Anab Khan (BSc Accounting and Finance), Harry Ashcroft (BSc Philosophy and Economics), Qingxuan Pan (BSc Politics and Philosophy), Yunru Liao (BSc Actuarial Science)

Heuristics, Uncertainty and Terrorism; Estimations of the Likelihood of Fatality due to Terrorist Events
The terrorism threat level in the United Kingdom is severe. This implies that there is a high likelihood that […]

October 3rd, 2017|Articles, Featured|1 Comment|