Welcome to the British Politics and Policy blog
BPP is a multidisciplinary academic blog run by the London School of Economics and Political Science. Our central aim is to increase the public understanding of British politics and policy by providing accessible academic commentary and research. We have no editorial ‘line’ beyond a commitment to communicating social science research and commentary in ways that enhance public debate and understanding.
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- Shortening of text if the article is above our stated 1,250 word limit
- The addition of a narrative-style title to sum up the post’s main findings
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The blog team may refer the following types of articles to the General Editor (which may cause your blog’s publication to be delayed):
- Articles that are potentially libellous or defamatory
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In the rare cases where the General Editor cannot accept a blog, authors can appeal to our Advisory Board and we will ask two members to adjudicate the issue.
If you have any questions about our policy, please let us know by emailing the editors at: email@example.com
- Van Reenen, J. (2010) The 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review: The economics of the cuts agenda are neither justified nor just. LSE British Politics and Policy Blog
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/2010/10/26/cuts-agenda-van-reenen/ 26 October 2010 (Accessed 14/05/12).
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