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WE’RE HIRING – Apply now to join the 2019/20 UPR team!

The time of year has come again where we are looking for enthusiastic students to take over the UPR for the next academic year. All LSE undergraduate students in either their first or second year of study are welcome to apply to one position. Successful applicants will be mentored into the position by the current team at the end of […]

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    Essay competition 2018 second place: Is war and conflict an inevitable feature of global politics?

Essay competition 2018 second place: Is war and conflict an inevitable feature of global politics?

“Is war and conflict an inevitable feature of global politics?”

This article was written by Dheevesh Mungroo, year 13 student at John Kennedy College, Mauritius.

War and conflict takes several forms; military or non-military and interstate or state versus organisation. I shall use the steps to war (Vasquez and Henehan, 1999) and motivated biases (Mercer, 2005) theories to support my argument that war and conflict may […]

* APPLICATIONS OPEN * Become a Research Associate!

Applications are now open for the UPR’s 2018/9 Research Team(s).

This is an excellent opportunity to:

Become an expert in a political research area of your group’s choosing
Co-author an academic article, which will be published in the LSE UPR’s annual journal, or elsewhere
Hone your research skills, essential for your journey in academia and beyond
Learn more about the […]

October 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Essay competition 2018 winner: “The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate” – Thomas Jefferson

Essay competition 2018 winner: “The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate” – Thomas Jefferson

“The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate”. With the rise of fake news, historically low voter turnouts, and populist angst, to what extent is Thomas Jefferson correct regarding democracy in the twenty-first century?

This article was written by Gabriel Brown, year 12 student at Charterhouse school.

 

Recent years have seen many of the most contentious and […]

2018 ESSAY COMPETITION – WINNERS

This year the LSE UPR launched its inaugural essay competition, aimed at incoming or outgoing year 12s and 13s (or equivalent), to give them real experience in writing an academic essay.

Our team put together a list of five questions, which were superbly tackled by over 75 students.

Is war and conflict an inevitable feature of global politics?
Thomas Jefferson once […]

October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

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 […]

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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 […]

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    UPR Conference 2017 – From populist rhetoric to polygamy and justice

UPR Conference 2017 – From populist rhetoric to polygamy and justice

Calling all students interested in LSE’s best undergraduate academic research!

Discover. Learn. Be inspired. From populist rhetoric to polygamy and justice—meet and hear from the best in undergraduate political science research!

Thursday November 9th marks the Undergraduate Political Review’s (UPR) second annual dissertation conference, where four of the Government department’s top students will present their research papers. These papers will be […]

October 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Celebrating Protest: International Women’s Day

Jacqueline Yip (BSc International Relations) and Kristina Misheva (BSc International Relations)
‘Celebrating Protest: International Women’s Day’ is a short documentary film created by Jacqueline Yip and Kristina Misheva; two former students of (IR318) at LSE (Visual International Politics). The film documents protests in the streets of London by the group Million Women Rise (MWR) on International Women’s Day 2015. The film unfolds to […]