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Department of Government
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

 

Head of Department
Professor Simon Hix| FBA

 

Departmental Manager:
Email: Nicole Boyce|
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7204   

 

General Enquiries 
Email: Gov.Admin
|Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7929
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7955 635

 

Undergraduate Enquiries
Email: Shelly Brindley|
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7909

 

Postgraduate Enquiries
Email: Sue Sharkey|
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7908

 

Research/PhD Enquiries
Email: Imogen Withers|
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7748

 

British Government @ LSE
Email: Martin Rogers|
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6498

 

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Welcome to the Department of Government, one of the largest political science departments in the UK. Our activities cover a comprehensive range of approaches to the study of politics.
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The LSE is proud to launch a new BSc in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, ready for entry in October 2015

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Simon Hix on the results of the Scottish independence referendum|

Released on 24 September 2014.

Professor Simon Hix discusses the results of the Scottish independence referendum and the future of both Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Credits: Martin Rogers (Filming and Editing), Maria Rolo (Filming and Editing).

 

LSE Cities and the LSE Department of Government are pleased to announce that the London School of Economics and Political Science has appointed Dame Tessa Jowell as a Professor of Practice on a part-time basis.

Professor Jowell will be working with both LSE Cities and the Department of Government in a range of academic and outreach initiatives. Tessa Jowell will stand down from the UK Parliament at the next election in May 2015 after having served as an MP for the London constituency of Dulwich and West Norwood since 1992. Throughout her career in public service, Jowell has developed extensive experience of regeneration, urban policy and building the human capital of residents in inner city and deprived areas.

She was Secretary of State for the Culture, Media and Sports for the UK Government from 2001 to 2007, and Minister for the Olympics responsible for guiding the successful 2012 Olympic Games in London and setting up the dynamics for a long-term legacy in East London.

She was Minister for Women in 2006-2007 and has been awarded a Menschel Senior Fellowship in advanced leadership at Harvard University School of Public Health.

At LSE she will contribute to teaching and research activities across departments, take part in the Urban Age conference on ‘Governing Urban Futures’ in Delhi in November 2014 and will coordinate a public seminar series on key issues facing Londoners from January 2015.

 

On Monday 8 December 2014, Tessa Jowell will deliver an inaugural public lecture in LSE’s Sheikh Zayed Theatre, Building Capacity in Urban Communities, chaired by Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE.

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New Students Orientation 2014|

Details of our orientation events are now available online. We look forward to seeing you in October!

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Graduation at LSE

Congratulations to the class of 2014! Thank you for all your hard work and all the best in your future endeavours!

 
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World Cup Heartache Could Mean Victory For South America's Social Justice Protesters|

15 July, Huffington Post: Dr Francisco Panizza offers insight into the street violence seen in many South American nations following World Cup defeat.

 
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Scottish Independence could cost between £600m and £1.5bn|

Professor Patrick Dunleavy has released a report investigating the initial costs of Scottish Independence.

Read the article on the BBC|

 
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Tony Travers on Scottish Independence|

Released on: 25 June 2014

Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers

Tony Travers discusses the possibility of Scottish independence and the potential implications for the UK.

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Simon Hix on the European Elections 2014|

Released on: 30 May 2014

Contributor(s): Professor Simon Hix

Professor Simon Hix discusses the results of the 2014 European parliamentary elections.

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Tony Travers on Local Elections 2014|

Released on: 27 May 2014

Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers

Tony Travers discusses results of the 2014 Local Election.

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UK Budget 2014|

Released on: 25 March 2014
Contributor(s): Professor Martin Lodge

Martin Lodge discusses the recent UK budget.

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Simon Hix on Merkel and the EU|

Released on: 11 March 2014
Contributor(s): Simon Hix
Simon Hix discusses Angela Merkel's recent visit to London and Britain's future within the EU.

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UKIP and the European Elections|

Released on: 7 February 2014

Contributor(s):Maja Kluger Rasmussen

Maja Kluger Rasmussen discusses UKIP and the upcoming European Elections.

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Business Politics in the Middle East|

Edited by: Steffen Hertog, Giacomo Luciani and Marc Valeri

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Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans

Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans |

Edited by: Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic, James Ker-Lindsay and Denisa Kostovicova|

This book examines the ambiguous role played by civil society in state-building, democratisation and post-conflict reconstruction in the Western Balkans.

 
Growing The Productivity Of Government Services

Growing The Productivity Of Government Services
|Authors: Patrick Dunleavy| and Leandro Carrera

Growing the Productivity of Government Services offers essential analysis and guidance on how to improve organizational productivity consistently over time, providing the first in-depth empirical treatment of the organizational productivity of unique national government agencies.

 

Our calendar of events will begin again in September, please this website at a later date for further details.

 

 

 
 
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