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Beside our commitment to teaching Political Science, the Department of Government is a centre for research.  All members of the department are actively engaged in publishing the results of their research. Information on publications and research interests can be found at LSE Experts, the People pages of this site, as well as on our departmental Publications page.

In addition there are a number of funded, collective research activities: ESRC and other externally funded projects and research orientated groups affiliated to the Department.  Details of these research groups and projects can be found on the following pages.

Departmental Research Groups

Other Research Units and Activities in the Department 

2014 REF

Government department celebrates excellent research rankings

The 2014 REF exercise ranked the LSE Government and International Relations Departments' joint submission first in the UK for the percentage of its research graded world leading or internationally excellent (88%). LSE also came top in the Politics and International Studies REF panel in terms of the most research publications graded “world leading” (4*); the absolute number of top-rated research outputs.

The Department of Government also submitted 4 Impact Case Studies, demonstrating the impact of our research on politics and policy-making in the UK and elsewhere in the world:

To find out more about our world leading research, visit the LSE research impact website