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Professor Chandran Kukathas

 

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Email: Dr Nicole Boyce
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Professor Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey elected Fellow of the British Academy
Professor Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in recognition of her outstanding research. Fellows are elected from across the UK and the rest of the world for their distinction in the social sciences and humanities. Lord Stern, President of the British Academy, has described the Fellowship as an essential resource of expertise: “Our Fellows […]

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on the 2016 London Mayoral Election
On 5 May 2016 the people of London will go to the polls to elect the city’s new Mayor. We sat down with Professor Tony Travers to discuss the potential candidates and the key issues which could decide how Londoners vote.   Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in the LSE Department of Government and Director of LSE London, a research […]

HOTSEAT: Laura Robbins-Wright on the migration situation in Calais
With the plight of migrants in Calais and their attempts to cross into the UK receiving increasing media coverage over the summer, Laura Robbins-Wright discusses the current situation and possible options for resolving it.   Laura Robbins-Wright is a PhD candidate at the LSE Department of Government. Her research analyses the relationship between refugee resettlement admissions and domestic responsibility sharing […]

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TransCrisis project launched

The Horizon2020 funded project is hosted by LSE’s Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation and is centrally concerned with the management of transboundary crisis in the context of the European Union.

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Dr Denisa Kostovicova awarded funding

Dr Kostovicova has been awarded a Research Fellowship for 2015-16 by the Leverhulme Trust. She will look at ‘Reconciliation Within and Across Divided Societies: evidence from the Balkans’; using her knowledge of Balkan languages, and building on her work on civil society in post-conflict contexts, to study the RECOM process in the region.

Find out more about Dr Kostovicova's work

 
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Bill Kissane Interviews Umut Özkirimli

Professor Umut Özkirimli is Professor of Political Science at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Lund. Dr Bill Kissane asks him about his Turkish roots and how they have informed his research and thinking on nationalism.

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Our departmental experts discuss key topics in politics and current affairs.

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on the 2016 London Mayoral Election
On 5 May 2016 the people of London will go to the polls to elect the city’s new Mayor. We sat down with Professor Tony Travers to discuss the potential candidates and the key issues which could decide how Londoners vote.   Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in the LSE Department of Government and Director of LSE London, a research […]

HOTSEAT: Laura Robbins-Wright on the migration situation in Calais
With the plight of migrants in Calais and their attempts to cross into the UK receiving increasing media coverage over the summer, Laura Robbins-Wright discusses the current situation and possible options for resolving it.   Laura Robbins-Wright is a PhD candidate at the LSE Department of Government. Her research analyses the relationship between refugee resettlement admissions and domestic responsibility sharing […]

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on the Labour leadership contest
With the Labour leadership contest becoming the key British political story of the summer, we sat down with Professor Tony Travers to discuss the candidates, the contest and its implications for the future of the party and the UK’s political landscape.   Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in the LSE Department of Government and Director of LSE London, a research centre at […]

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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.

 
Dispatch Box is the termly newsletter of the Department of Government. Here you can read topical articles penned by our research and teaching staff, as well as a mixture of staff and student news, appointments, publications and achievements.

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