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Immigration and the EU Referendum: claims from both campaigns require deeper analysisLaura Robbins-Wright examines how immigration emerged as one of the key issues in the EU Referendum debate and argues that some of the claims from both the Leave and Remain campaigns don’t stand up to scrutiny. A longstanding issue of public concern This week, Britons finally have the chance to vote on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member […]
BOOKS: Leigh Jenco Introduces ‘Changing Referents’Leigh Jenco talks about her new book ‘Changing Referents – Learning Across Space and Time in China and The West,’ published by Oxford University Press. ‘Changing Referents – Learning Across Space and Time in China and The West’ is available now from Oxford University Press. Leigh Jenco is Associate Professor of Political Theory […]
How does the EU actually work?As the UK referendum on EU membership draws closer, final year BSc Government student Tim Rogers outlines the institutions that make up the European Union, and argues that without a basic understanding of how the EU makes laws, it is difficult to make a reasoned judgement about the democratic quality of its practices. Ahead of the upcoming referendum in the […]
All humans are equal: watch Anne Phillips’ TEDx talkAnne Phillips argues that we need a shift in how we think of equality in this talk filmed at TEDxCourtauldInstitute’s ‘Utopia – Breaking the Rules‘ conference in March. The notion that all humans are equal is the defining idea of our age. Yet, it is an idea we do not live up to. People are excluded and discriminated against […]
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.
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.
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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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HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on Local Elections, London’s New Mayor & the EU ReferendumTony 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 ReferendumAs 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 ResultsOn 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 […]
The Politics of the Human
By Anne Phillips
Property and Political Order in Africa: Land Rights and the Structure of Politics
By Catherine Boone
Field Experiments and Their Critics: Essays on the Uses and Abuses of Experimentation in the Social Sciences
Edited by: Dawn Langan Teel
Business Politics in the Middle East
Edited by: Steffen Hertog, Giacomo Luciani and Marc Valeri
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
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.
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