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LSE Blogs
Charlie BeckettBlog of Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS. POLIS is a joint initiative from LSE and the London College of Communication aimed at working journalists, people in public life and students in the UK and around the world. POLIS is the place where journalists and the wider world can examine and discuss the media and its impact on society.
LSE Centre for Learning TechnologyTeam blog of the Centre for Learning Technology at the LSE.
Reluctant TechnologistPersonal Blog of Matt Lingard of the LSE Centre for Learning Technology. Matt blogs on the use of online technology in higher learning.
Elections in the NewsHeather Dawson at the LSE Library tracks elections worldwide
LSE Library Research BlogBlog on current LSE Research run by the LSE library
Out of the Box LSE Library Archives commentary
LSE Equality and Diversity blog Blog of the LSE Equality and Diversity, set up to to stimulate a culture of involvement and engagement with matters relating Equality and Diversity.
LSE Global War on Terror LSE Global War on Terror blog examines analyses the effects of the post-9/11 global security regime on development policy and practice and non-governmental public action, especially relating to marginalised and vulnerable groups.

LSE Sites
LSE Public Policy GroupLSE Public Policy Group (PPG) is an independent consultancy and research organisation. PPG provides thorough analysis and recommendations for a variety of clients; providing an interface between academia, the private, public and 'third' sector.
LSE Department of GovernmentThe LSE Department of Government's homepage - covers a comprehensive range of approaches to the study of politics, including the history of political thought, normative political theory, comparative politics (with expertise on Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America), ethnic conflict, nationalism, political economy, elections and electoral systems, political parties, public opinion, rational choice theory, public administration and public policy
LSE Centre for Economic PerformanceThe CEP is an interdisciplinary research centre at the LSE Research Laboratory. It was established by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 1990 and is now one of the leading economic research groups in Europe.

The CEP studies the determinants of economic performance at the level of the company, the nation and the global economy by focusing on the major links between globalisation, technology and institutions (above all the educational system and the labour market) and their impact on productivity, inequality, employment, stability and wellbeing.
The Rights' FutureLSE Professor Conor Gearty's interactive project which aims to provide information and debate about the current state of human rights in the UK and abroad.
LSE's Third Literary FestivalWith the theme of 'Crossing Borders', the next LSE Literacy Festival will take place from Wednesday 16 to Saturday 19 February 2011.
LSE Research OnlineLSE Research Online aims to be a complete database of research created at LSE. The service’s mission is to:

-include citations to the work of all LSE academic and support staff
-provide Open Access to full text research where permitted by publishers and copyright law
-provide stable links to published items and items not held by LSE Research Online
-be a reliable source of information on LSE research for all audiences
-preserve research for posterity
-openly share its information with internal and external services, such as LSE Experts and Google.

External Blogs and Commentary
Politics HomeDefinitive source of political news and research. Their blog wire is particularly useful.
Total PoliticsSite of the magazine featuring political features and commentary as well as a comprehensive political blog directory.
eDemocracy BlogBlogging about how technology can change politics. Trying to join up political theory with current practices. Thinking about how the world could be a better place. Occasionally posting about political issues too.
Social Europe JournalSocial Europe Journal (SEJ) is the first journal, delivered mainly electronically, addressing issues of critical interest to progressives across Europe and beyond. It was founded in late 2004 and has been continuously published since spring 2005.

SEJ is above all a forum for debate and innovative political thinking. We not only deal with social democracy and European economic policy but also use ‘Social Europe’ as a viewpoint to examine issues such as globalisation, political economy, industrial policy and international relations.
Whitehall WatchProfessor Colin Talbot of Manchester Business school's blog. Primarily but not exclusively, aimed at critical analysis of Whitehall – the civil service, government departments and their activities. It aims to be a quick way of floating ideas, commentary and queries about what’s going on in the “Whitehall Village”.

However, it also addresses broader public management issues in the UK and internationally.
Ballots & BulletsBlog produced by members of the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham.
Political BettingMike Smithson's comprehensive political blog, with an emphasis on the betting markets.
Guido Fawkes' Blog"Anti-politics" styled blog containing political gossip and commentary.
Iain Dale's DiaryInfluential blog of well known Conservative commentator Iain Dale.
Left Foot ForwardMulti-author progressive blog, providing evidence-based analysis.
Coffee HouseThe Spectator's Coffee House Blog
Next LeftBlog of the Fabian Society - multi-authored.
Mark PackBlog of the Editor of Lib Dem Voice .
Liberal ConspiracyLiberal Conspiracy is a liberal-left politics magazine and discussion site. It works in the form of a blog with multiple authors and several sections.
Politics StudentPolitics Student provides a platform for students and young activists to express their political opinions. Perfect for students studying a political related Degree or A Level, or those who are actively interested in political affairs.
WhistleWebsite that offers a 'one stop shop' for political information, advocacy and debate. The website provides individual profiles on all currently elected UK politicians and allows users to create their own election campaigns and support the causes that matter to them.

Think Tanks
openDemocracyopenDemocracy publishes high quality news analysis, debates and blogs about the world and the way we govern ourselves. It is also home of the the ourKingdom blog on UK politics, with a specific new section on the AV referendum, Referendum Plus.
IPPRInfluential think tank on British Politics.
DemosThink tank focused on power and politics - historically left-leaning, but independent of any political party.
Centre for Social JusticeThe Centre for Social Justice is an independent think tank established by Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP in 2004 to seek effective solutions to the poverty in Britain.
The Work FoundationThe Work Foundation is an independent authority on work and its future. It aims to improve the quality of working life and the effectiveness of organisations by equipping leaders, policymakers and opinion-formers with evidence, advice, new thinking and networks.
Electoral Reform SocietyUK campaign in favour of introduction of STV

Voting and Polling
UK Polling ReportUK Polling report is an independent survey and polling news site, working in association with YouGov.
Electoral CalculusSeat predictions based on polling data
Voter PowerVoter power index - Find out how powerful your vote is compared to the UK average
Electoral CommissionThe official site of the Parliamentary body in charge of running general and local elections, registering voters and political parties. Here you can register to vote and find research on electoral and political issues.

Political Science
Political Studies AssociationThe leading organisation in the UK linking academics in political science and current affairs, theorists and practitioners, policy-makers, journalists, researchers and students in higher education.
The American Political Science AssociationThe American Political Science Association, founded in 1903, is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe in order to expand awareness and understanding of politics.
Centre for British PoliticsThe Centre, based at the University of Nottingham, was established in 2008 to
promote high quality research on British politics; build a postgraduate community dedicated to developing new modes of understanding the subject; and encourage a better popular understanding of politics in Britain. They also run the Election 2010 blog.
Keele Guide to Government and Politics on the InternetKeele University's guide to worldwide politics resources available on the Internet
Political Science Resources Very comprehensive 'Gateway' site to political science resources

UK Government
Her Majesty's GovernmentPortal page for HM Government
HM TreasuryHer Majesty's Treasury (commonly known as HM Treasury) is the United Kingdom's economics and finance ministry.
DirectGovDirectgov is the UK government's digital service for people in England and Wales. It delivers information and practical advice about public services, bringing them all together in one place.
House of Commons Library Research PapersHouse of Commons Library Research Papers. Archive of Parliamentary research papers, some relating to electoral reform.
National Audit OfficeThe NAO audits most public-sector bodies in the UK and produces value for money reports into the implementation of Government policies.
Committee of Public AccountsParliamentary select committee responsible for overseeing government expenditure and ensuring value for money.

UK news and media
Guardian PoliticsThe Guardian's politics portal - news, analysis, opinion and commentary. PoliticsPolitics news, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, and his coalition government with Nick Clegg, the hung parliament and latest on the Conservatives, Labour Party and Liberal Democrats.
Financial Times politics and policyHeadlines in politics and policy at the FT (paywall)
BBC Politics PortalBBC UK Politics Portal
Times OnlineThe TimesOnline political features and analysis website
The IndependentThe Independent’s politics site including the ‘Inside UK Politics’ feature.
New StatesmanPolitics section of left-wing political magazine
The SpectatorGenerally right-wing, pro-British magazine, but with some left-wing commentary

UK Political Parties
ConservativesThe Conservative Party’s ‘blue blog.’ current affairs, theorists and practitioners, policy-makers, journalists, researchers and students in higher education.
Liberal DemocratsLatest news and policy guides from the Liberal Democrats
LabourNews and policy from the Labour party.
Green PartyThe Green Party of England and Wales is a growing political movement promoting social and environmental justice through campaigns, direct action and the electoral process.

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