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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|

What links Kim Kardashian to the Victorians?

 

Politics of Representation: The British Empire’s Photographic Obsession: by Suyin Haynes

“BREAK THE INTERNET KIM KARDASHIAN” was emblazoned in capital white letters across the front of PAPER magazine’s Winter 2014 issue. And break it she arguably did. Fashion photographer Jean-Paul Goude’s images of the reality television star clad (and unclad) in a skin tight black leather dress, pouring champagne into […]

October 26th, 2016|Articles, Featured|0 Comments|

Prickly Power: Liberal Appeal as a Liability

Julia Slupska
(BSc International Relations)
Image rights: Lay Sheng Yap
(BSc Government and Economics)

Prickly Power: Liberal Appeal as a Liability
In a video released this September, Laszlo Toroczkai, the ultranationalist mayor of Ásotthalom and founder of a far-right youth movement in Hungary, published a personal “Message to illegal immigrants from Hungary” on YouTube.

With dramatic music and filming vaguely reminiscent of Putin’s manly photo-ops, he […]

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    The Governance Deficit in Central Asia and the Threat to China’s Central Asian Energy Strategy

The Governance Deficit in Central Asia and the Threat to China’s Central Asian Energy Strategy

Alfred Wong
(BSc International Relations)

Image rights: Lay Sheng Yap
(BSc Government and Economics)

To view the accompanying blog piece, please click here.
The Governance Deficit in Central Asia and the Threat to China’s Central Asian Energy Strategy
Abstract

Over the past decade, China has invested heavily in Central Asian energy sources and pipelines, on the grounds that an overland energy supply from friendly, stable authoritarian countries […]

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    Can Labour convince the electorate that their New Economics is credible?

Can Labour convince the electorate that their New Economics is credible?

Joshua Manby
(BSc Government and Economics)

Can Labour convince the electorate that their New Economics is credible?
‘John McDonnell MP on Labour’s Economic Policy’ public lecture at the LSE, 16 February 2016.

In Lent Term 2016, Mr John McDonnell, MP for Hayes and Harlington and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, discussed Labour’s economic policy as part of the British Government @ LSE public lecture […]

February 29th, 2016|Articles, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Is freedom of information a viable research tool? Step Two: Receiving a Response to a Request

Is freedom of information a viable research tool? Step Two: Receiving a Response to a Request

 

Elizabeth Meehan
(Undergraduate at Northwestern University & General Course student, LSE)

Image rights: Lay Sheng Yap
(BSc Government and Economics)
Is freedom of information a viable research tool?  Step Two: Receiving a Response to a Request
This article is the second part in a series reporting on Freedom of Information procedures in the United Kingdom. In the first part, Elizabeth Meehan described how to […]

February 25th, 2016|Featured|0 Comments|

Alone in the Jungle

Daniel Sippel
(BSc Politics and Philosophy)

Photographs by Jan Wisniewski and Aleksandra K. Wisniewska
Alone in the Jungle
About 30 miles away from Dover, a crazy Afghan boy, Rambo, asks Liz for new shoes. He needs them to jump on a lorry, which is supposed to take him to his paradise. Last week, a friend of Rambo’s died during his latest attempt. Rambo, […]

February 20th, 2016|Featured|0 Comments|
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    GOV STUDENTS ASK: John McDonnell MP about ‘The New Economics’

GOV STUDENTS ASK: John McDonnell MP about ‘The New Economics’

Our Editor-in-chief, Jack Winterton, asks John McDonnell, MP and Shadow Chancellor about ‘The New Economics’, and how people could think differently about the economy.


Jack spoke to John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, after his British Government @ LSE lecture on 16th February. The lecture was part of a series of public events Mr McDonnell has undertaken across the country, to broaden the debate […]

February 17th, 2016|Featured, Q&A|0 Comments|

The Politics of Ai Weiwei

Author and Image rights: Lay Sheng Yap (BSc Government and Economics)
The Politics of Ai Weiwei  
Activism and art are one, claims Ai Weiwei. His recent exhibition at the Royal Academy has garnered favourable reviews commending him for his political activism against the Chinese state. The media has variously portrayed his art as “political”, “bold” and as a figure defiant “in […]

February 8th, 2016|Articles, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Opening hustings promises an engaging London Mayoral contest

Opening hustings promises an engaging London Mayoral contest

Barnaby Perkes (BSc Government and History)
Opening hustings promises an engaging London Mayoral contest
On Thursday 28 January, the LSE hosted the first hustings event of London’s 2016 Mayoral election. 3rd year LSE Department of Government undergraduate Barnaby Perkes assesses the debate as Sian Berry, Zac Goldsmith, Sadiq Khan, Caroline Pidgeon and Peter Whittle lock horns over the key issues facing […]

February 4th, 2016|Featured|0 Comments|