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

 

Head of Department
Professor Chandran Kukathas

 

Department Manager
Shelly Brindley
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6751

 

General Enquiries 
Email: Gov.Admin
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6816

 

Undergraduate Enquiries
Email: Carla Seesunkur and Nina Pasquali
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7929

 

Postgraduate Enquiries
Email: Mark Bryceland
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6300

 

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

 

British Government @ LSE
Email: Martin Rogers
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6060

 

 

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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. Find out more

Elsevier purchase SSRN: Social scientists face questions over whether centralised repository is in their interests
The Social Science Research Network (SSRN), an online repository for uploading preprint articles and working papers, has been recently acquired by publishing giant Elsevier. Thomas Leeper looks at what this purchase, and for-profit academic services more generally, mean for the scholarly community. Many regular users may not be aware that SSRN has been run by a privately held corporation since its founding in 1994. […]

Britain’s EU referendum uncovers a key group – those who feel they have nothing to lose
Martin Rogers analyses the upcoming EU referendum and highlights that certain demographic groups may be pivotal to the outcome. The referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union is currently dominating British politics and could be the single most important issue for Britain’s medium and long term future. It may be that fear of the unknown decides the referendum, but […]

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on Local Elections, London’s New Mayor & the EU Referendum
Tony Travers discusses the implications of the Local Election results, Sadiq Khan’s victory in the London Mayoral Election and the shape of the UK’s political landscape as the EU Referendum approaches.   For the latest analysis of 2016’s electoral contests, go to UK Elections 2016 on GovBlog.   Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in the LSE Department of Government and Director […]

Rousseff: A victim of circumstances or responsible for her own demise?
On 12 May 2016, the Brazilian Senate voted to impeach and suspend Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first female president, 55 votes to 22. Professor Francisco Panizza discusses the reasons behind her suspension and upcoming trial, and asks whether Rousseff is responsible for her own downfall or is the victim of economic and political circumstances outside of her control.  President Rousseff has […]

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Brian Barry Memorial Lecture 2016: ‘On Exchange’

Join us on 6 June for the annual Brian Barry Memorial Lecture, with this year’s speaker Professor Geoffrey Brennan.

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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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Watch the latest videos in our 'HotSeat' series

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

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on Local Elections, London’s New Mayor & the EU Referendum
Tony Travers discusses the implications of the Local Election results, Sadiq Khan’s victory in the London Mayoral Election and the shape of the UK’s political landscape as the EU Referendum approaches.   For the latest analysis of 2016’s electoral contests, go to UK Elections 2016 on GovBlog.   Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in the LSE Department of Government and Director […]

HOTSEAT: Simon Hix on the EU Referendum
As the EU Referendum takes centre stage following the 5 May Elections, Simon Hix discusses the key factors and possible outcomes of this ‘once in a generation’ vote on 23 June.   For the latest analysis of 2016’s electoral contests, go to UK Elections 2016 on GovBlog.   Simon Hix is Harold Laski Professor in Political Science in the Department of Government and […]

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on May 2016 UK Election Results
On the morning after voters went to the polls across the UK, Martin Rogers speaks to Tony Travers to discuss the picture emerging from the 5 May Election results.   For the latest analysis of 2016’s electoral contests, go to UK Elections 2016 on GovBlog.   Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in the LSE Department of Government and Director of LSE […]

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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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