The Government Department’s Comparative Politics Group brings together a wide range of expertise on the politics of all major world regions, with a particular focus on the developing world. It provides the largest and most diverse course offerings on non-Western politics of any UK university, provided by faculty who are full-time specialists of the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Africa as well as Europe.
Beyond their research, members of the CP group are actively involved in international policy debates and public policy consulting, drawing on the LSE’s strategic location and institutional links.
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The Comparative Politics group helps to host a range of events throughout the academic year, including the Comparative Politics and Comparative Political Economy Workshop that happens at least every second Thursday from 1-2 and the Contentious Politics Workshop that is organized by doctoral students around lunchtime on various days.
MSc Comparative Politics
Many of our members teach on the MSc Comparative Politics programme. This course is a good preparation for further research work or for a career in media, political consultancy, international organisations, public administration or the private sector.