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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.office@lse.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6816

 

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

 

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

 

Research/PhD Enquiries
Email: Nina Pasquali
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 7251

 

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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

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Students & staff: if you have concerns following the EU Referendum result, please read the LSE EU Referendum Q&A for the latest information.

Truth for Giulio Regeni!: Tragedy, Complex Complicity and the Pursuit of Effective Transnational Advocacy
MSc student Cazadira Fediva Tamzil reflects on the ‘Truth for Giulio Regeni!’ Transnational Activism & Human Rights Violations in Egypt’ LSE Department of Government event, which took place on Thursday 2 March 2017. Listen to the podcast recording. On Thursday 2 March 2017 the LSE Department of Government Collective Action Forum hosted a ground-breaking event entitled ‘Truth for Giulio Regeni!’ Transnational […]

‘Distinctive, dynamic, illuminating and challenging’ : Emma Jones-Phillipson on her Parliamentary Internship
MSc student Emma Jones-Phillipson is currently a Parliamentary Intern for Baroness Shas Sheehan and provides us with an insight into her experience working in the House of Lords. My interview for my internship was one of the most intimidating experiences of my time in London (so far). This was not due to a severe interviewer or an intense line of questioning […]

Nations Torn Asunder: The Challenge of Civil War
MSc student Bryan Mutiso provides a comprehensive review of the ‘Nations Torn Asunder’ LSE Literary Festival event, which took place on Thursday 23 February 2017. The question of what makes civil wars so attractive, in the context of the supposed change in the nature of warfare post-WWII, was lucidly discussed at the LSE Literary Festival event ‘Nations Torn Asunder’. Bill […]

The heart of volunteering is to create a positive impact on society
2nd year undergraduate student Yllka Krasniqi tells us about her experience as an LSE Student Volunteering Ambassador and encourages other students at LSE to get involved in volunteering. What motivated you to sign up as an LSE Student Volunteering Ambassador? I was motivated to sign up to be an LSE Student Volunteering Ambassador as I believe that everyone can play […]

Was Brexit a Populist Revolution?
MSc Public Policy and Administration student Hassan Burke reflects on the ‘Was Brexit a Populist Revolution?’ LSE Literary Festival 2017 event, which took place on Tuesday 21 February. Listen to the podcast recording of the event. The political upheaval experienced the world over in recent months and years is surely, at this point, old news. Political turmoil may just be […]

The justice of art at South Africa’s Constitutional Court
Dr Eliza Garnsey, who recently presented her work at the LSE Department of Government Conflict Research Group seminar on Thursday 23 February, outlines the importance of art in the constitutional Court of South Africa. Dr Denisa Kostovicova, one of the organisers of the Conflict Research Group seminar has been awarded funding for a ground-breaking collaborative research project, ‘Art and Reconciliation: […]

Watch the latest videos in our 'HotSeat' series

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

HOTSEAT: Thomas Leeper on Trump’s Inauguration & the Start of His Presidency
Thomas Leeper discusses Donald Trump’s inauguration and what it tells us about the policy and approach we can expect from his presidency.   Dr Thomas Leeper is an Assistant Professor in Political Behaviour in the LSE Department of Government. Follow Thomas on Twitter – @thosjleeper

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on 2016, An Eventful Year In Politics
Professor Tony Travers discusses the key political events of 2016, an unprecedented year in politics which saw the UK vote for Brexit and Donald Trump elected US President.   Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in the LSE Department of Government and Director of LSE London, a research centre at the London School of Economics.

HOTSEAT: Alexandra Cirone on Post-Truth Politics
What is ‘Post-Truth’? Alexandra Cirone discusses the latest political buzzword and what it really means for politics in 2016 and beyond.   Alexandra Cirone is a Research Fellow in the LSE Department of Government. Follow Alexandra on Twitter – @AliCirone

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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