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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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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.

Professor Patrick Dunleavy

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

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

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Tony Travers

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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Bill Kissane interviews Eunan O'Halpin|

Dr Bill Kissane interviews Eunan O’Halpin, Bank of Ireland Professor of Contemporary Irish History at Trinity College Dublin, for H-Nationalism.

Read the full interview|

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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

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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Martin Lodge

UK Budget 2014|

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

Martin Lodge discusses the recent UK budget.

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hotseat Simon Hix on Merkel and EU

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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