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    How can political science explain the rise of the National Front (FN) in France?

How can political science explain the rise of the National Front (FN) in France?

Archana Pajaniappane

 

Political scientist Cass Mudde (2014) coined the French Front National (FN) as the archetype of extreme-right parties, given their emphasis on nationalism and, to some extent, xenophobic views. In this essay, the ‘rise’ of the FN has been interpreted as its unprecedented electoral success in a Presidential election (New York Times, 2017). Le Pen has threatened the hegemony […]

Research Amidst Volatility: Measuring GDP in a Pandemic

Gross domestic product (GDP) measures the size and health of a country’s economy. Without it we would lack crucial information about the lockdowns’ effects, necessary for the formation of future policies. Volatility is used to describe unpredictable and quick changes. Coronavirus fits this description. Unprecedented measures were rolled out rapidly in the UK, with unpredictable economic consequences.

I look at […]

February 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Research Amidst Volatility: The Future of the EU

Britain has officially left the European Union at the start of 2020 after four years of chaotic arguments. Many saw this as a culmination of the EU crises. Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse shared this perspective in their 2018 paper “From the euro to the Schengen crises: European integration theories, politicization, and identity politics”. From the Euro Crisis […]

February 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Why do we Vote?

I am Allegra Bernstorff, a second year PPE student. Choosing a preferred area of study is challenging, but I admit that I enjoy learning about elections. Most of us are able to vote solely because our ancestors fought for that right. Elections are the cornerstone of democracy. They represent freedom, permitting us to choose how, and by whom, we […]

February 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Aristotle’s Account of the Place of Women within the Polis

Aristotle’s Account of the Place of Women within the Polis

Sumru Nur Elden

In Politics, Aristotle delves into the role of women in the Polis, their place within the household, and the particular virtues they carry. Aristotle tries to explain the subordinate position of women in society through a natural justification for women’s natural confinement to domesticity, thus women are unable to reach true eudaimonia and participate in the politics […]

January 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Miracle of Japanese Economic Growth After WWII

As an incoming second-year undergraduate in Politics and History, I am thrilled to join the LSEUPR academic team. My name is Yining Gong, a second-year Politics and History student. Meanwhile, I am also a blogger who posts original articles on political science, political history, and international relations for more than two years. I started my blog in 2019 with […]

January 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    The Impact of COVID-19 on Racial Discrimination and Inequality against Afro-Colombians 

The Impact of COVID-19 on Racial Discrimination and Inequality against Afro-Colombians 

 

Laura Phillips-Alvarez and Sabrina Naggy 

 

Colombia has the second-largest population of Afro Descendants in Latin America with Afro-Colombians accounting for about 10% of the population (Batey 2017). Despite them making up a sizable portion of the Colombian population, prior to the 1990s Afro- Colombians were invisible in the eyes of the state (Ibid.). We are now well into the 21st […]

January 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Women in Parliament

 

Sebastian Kim

The logic that more women in parliament means better legislative considerations for gender equality has led more than 84 countries to adopt gender quotas to improve the selection of female candidates running for office (Tripp & Kang 2007). However, the relationship between the number of women in parliament and gender equality is not simple; in fact, there has […]

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    The Indian Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, Vis-à-vis The Assam Accord: A Political Legal Commentary

The Indian Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, Vis-à-vis The Assam Accord: A Political Legal Commentary

Saloni Agnihotri

The right to have maximum rights in a nation is citizenship. It is a coveted status which guarantees the provision of identity, opportunities and security to an individual. Under the present Indian legal regime, illegal immigrants are deported under the Citizenship Act 1955 and the Foreigners Act 1946. The Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, hereinafter CAA 2019, amends the […]

Populism Today

I am Honour Astill, a first year BSc Politics student. I am interested in comparative politics, specifically regime shifts and voting patterns, but I also am fascinated by environmental policy, as I feel strongly about the climate crisis. Issues of gender equality, immigration, and poverty also are important to me. This first piece will discuss the current status of […]

December 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments|