Professor Charlie Beckett

Director of Polis

Charlie Beckett is the founding director of POLIS, the think-tank for research and debate in to international journalism and society in the Media and Communications Department. POLIS runs a series of public lectures and seminars for journalists and the public as well as a programme of Fellowships and Research. It has a Summer School and holds conferences and publishes reports.

As well as being spokesperson for Polis and a regular blogger, Charlie Beckett is a regular commentator on journalism and politics for the UK and International media.

Charlie Beckett is the author of 'SuperMedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save The World' (Blackwell, 2008) and 'WikiLeaks: News In The Networked Era' (Polity, 2012).

Before POLIS, Charlie Beckett was a programme editor at ITN's Channel 4 News editing coverage on 9/11, 7/7 and the RTS award-winning series of live News From Africa broadcasts before the G8 in 2005.

Charlie Beckett was a senior producer and programme editor at BBC News and Current affairs for ten years making documentaries and news programmes at On The Record, Public Eye, Panorama, Breakfast News and News 24 as well as producing the BBC's 1992 Election Documentary and the obituary film for Harold Wilson. He started his career on local newspapers in his native South London before starting in TV at LWT.

He is a trustee of the European Journalism Centre and a consultant on media issues to a variety of commercial and public service organisations.

His blog is at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/

He is on Twitter as @CharlieBeckett

Charlie Beckett and POLIS have three core interests:

  • The Future of News - social media, Networked Journalism, e-democracy, online business models, the internet and political reporting.
  • International Journalism - media and development, Africa, Middle East Media, freedom of expression, international journalism and politics.
  • Media and politics, democracy, civil society in the UK and internationally. Media and political campaigning and communication.

Articles

Skirts as flags: transitional justice, gender and everyday nationalism in Kosovo
Sokolić, Ivor (2019) Skirts as flags: transitional justice, gender and everyday nationalism in Kosovo. Nations and Nationalism. ISSN 1354-5078 (In Press)

Below peace agreements: everyday nationalism or everyday peace?
Sokolić, Ivor and Kostovicova, Denisa (2019) Below peace agreements: everyday nationalism or everyday peace? Nations and Nationalism. ISSN 1354-5078 (In Press)

Future imperfect: behavioural economics and government paternalism
Le Grand, Julian (2018) Future imperfect: behavioural economics and government paternalism. Review of Behavioural Economics, 5 (3-4). pp. 281-290.

Ac-counting for carbon emissions: simulating absence through experimental sites of material politics
Revellino, Silvana (2019) Ac-counting for carbon emissions: simulating absence through experimental sites of material politics. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal. ISSN 2040-8021

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the necro-populationism of ‘climate-smart’ agriculture
Shaw, Amanda and Wilson, Kalpana (2019) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the necro-populationism of ‘climate-smart’ agriculture. Gender, Place and Culture. ISSN 0966-369X

Sustainable development for global mental health: a typology and systematic evidence mapping of external actors in low- and middle-income countries
Iemmi, Valentina ORCID: 0000-0003-3301-0689 (2019) Sustainable development for global mental health: a typology and systematic evidence mapping of external actors in low- and middle-income countries. BMJ Global Health. ISSN 2059-7908 (In Press)

Why are there long waits at English emergency departments?
Gaughan, James, Kasteridis, Panagiotis, Mason, Anne and Street, Andrew (2019) Why are there long waits at English emergency departments? European Journal of Health Economics. ISSN 1618-7598

The long-term impact of the location of concentration camps on radical right voting in Germany
Hoerner, Julian, Jaax, Alexander and Rodon, Toni (2019) The long-term impact of the location of concentration camps on radical right voting in Germany. Research and Politics. ISSN 2053-1680 (In Press)

Judgementalism about normative decision theory
Thoma, Johanna (2019) Judgementalism about normative decision theory. Synthese. ISSN 0039-7857 (In Press)

An example of non-existence of Riley equilibrium in markets with adverse selection
Azevedo, Eduardo M. and Gottlieb, Daniel (2019) An example of non-existence of Riley equilibrium in markets with adverse selection. Games and Economic Behavior. ISSN 0899-8256 (In Press)

Narrow framing and long-term care insurance
Gottlieb, Daniel and Mitchell, Olivia S (2019) Narrow framing and long-term care insurance. Journal of Risk and Insurance. ISSN 0022-4367 (In Press)

Time lotteries and stochastic impatience
DeJarnette, Patrick, Dillenberger, David, Gottlieb, Daniel and Ortoleva, Pietro (2019) Time lotteries and stochastic impatience. Econometrica. ISSN 0012-9682 (In Press)

From Lever to Club?: conditionality in the European Union during the financial crisis
Jacoby, Wade and Hopkin, Jonathan (2019) From Lever to Club?: conditionality in the European Union during the financial crisis. Journal of European Public Policy. ISSN 1350-1763 (In Press)

Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain
Biemans, H., Siderius, C., Lutz, A. F., Nepal, S., Ahmad, B., Hassan, T., von Bloh, W., Wijngaard, R. R., Wester, P., Shrestha, A. B. and Immerzeel, W. W. (2019) Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Nature Sustainability, 2 (7). pp. 594-601. ISSN 2398-9629

Income inequality and carbon consumption: evidence from Environmental Engel curves
Sager, Lutz (2019) Income inequality and carbon consumption: evidence from Environmental Engel curves. Energy Economics. ISSN 0140-9883

Advancing the research agenda on food systems governance and transformation
van Bers, Caroline, Delaney, Aogán, Eakin, Hallie, Cramer, Laura, Purdon, Mark, Oberlack, Christoph, Evans, Tom, Pahl-Wostl, Claudia, Eriksen, Siri, Jones, Lindsey, Korhonen-Kurki, Kaisa and Vasileiou, Ioannis (2019) Advancing the research agenda on food systems governance and transformation. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 39. pp. 94-102. ISSN 1877-3435

Losing the thread: a response to Robert Allen
Humphries, Jane and Schneider, Benjamin (2019) Losing the thread: a response to Robert Allen. Economic History Review. ISSN 0013-0117 (In Press)

The climate change of your desires: climate migration and imaginaries of urban and rural climate futures
Paprocki, Kasia (2019) The climate change of your desires: climate migration and imaginaries of urban and rural climate futures. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. ISSN 0263-7758 (In Press)

Renationalising finance for development: policy space and public economic control in Bolivia
Naqvi, Natalya (2019) Renationalising finance for development: policy space and public economic control in Bolivia. Review of International Political Economy. ISSN 0969-2290 (In Press)

The diversity and causality of pension reform pathways: a fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis
Carrera, Leandro N. and Angelaki, Marina (2019) The diversity and causality of pension reform pathways: a fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis. Journal of Social Policy. 1 - 19. ISSN 0047-2794

Book section

Spain
Hernández-Quevedo, Cristina and Moreno Casbas, Maria Teresa (2019) Spain. In: Rafferty, Anne Marie, Busse, Reinhard, Zander-Jentsch, Britta, Sermeus, Walter and Bruyneel, Luk, (eds.) Strengthening health systems through nursing: evidence from 14 European countries. Health Policy Series (52). WHO, London, UK, pp. 133-142. ISBN 9789289051743

Is a relational contract a legal concept?
Collins, Hugh (2016) Is a relational contract a legal concept? In: Degeling, Simone, Edelman, James and Goudkamp, James, (eds.) Contract in Commercial Law. Thomson Reuters, Toronto, Canada. ISBN 9780455237688

Introduction - colonial encounters in Acholiland and Oxford: the anthropology of Frank Girling and Okot p'Bitek
Allen, Tim (2019) Introduction - colonial encounters in Acholiland and Oxford: the anthropology of Frank Girling and Okot p'Bitek. In: Allen, Tim, (ed.) Lawino's People: the Acholi of Uganda. Classics in African Anthropology. LIT Verlag, Berlin, Germany. ISBN 9783643905383 (In Press)

Verktyg för att realisera samverkan: en vetenskaplig undersökning av TioHundraprojektet
Sjögren, Ebba and Ahblom, Per Sven Erik (2012) Verktyg för att realisera samverkan: en vetenskaplig undersökning av TioHundraprojektet. In: Krohwinkel Karlsson, Anna and Winberg, Hans, (eds.) På väg mot en värdefull styrning: Ersättningssystem för en sammanhållen vård & omsorg om äldre. LHC Report (1). Leading Health Care, Stockholm, SWE, 175 - 216. ISBN 9789198016901

Nested citizens: macropolitics and microbehavior in comparative politics
Anderson, Christopher J. (2009) Nested citizens: macropolitics and microbehavior in comparative politics. In: Lichbach, Mark Irving and Zuckerman, Alan S., (eds.) Comparative Politics: Rationality, Culture, and Structure, Second Edition. Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics. Cambridge University Press, 314 - 332. ISBN 9780521885157

Electoral supply, median voters, and feelings of representation in democracies
Anderson, Christopher J. (2010) Electoral supply, median voters, and feelings of representation in democracies. In: Dalton, Russell J. and Anderson, Christopher J., (eds.) Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices. Comparative Study of Electoral Systems. Oxford University Press, 214 - 240. ISBN 9780199599233

Electoral supply and voter turnout
Kittilson, Miki Caul and Anderson, Christopher J. (2010) Electoral supply and voter turnout. In: Dalton, Russell J. and Anderson, Christopher J., (eds.) Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices. Oxford University Press, 33 - 54. ISBN 9780199599233

Citizens, context, and choice
Dalton, Russell J. and Anderson, Christopher J. (2010) Citizens, context, and choice. In: Dalton, Russell J. and Anderson, Christopher J., (eds.) Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices. Comparative Study of Electoral Systems. Oxford University Press, 3 - 32. ISBN 9780199599233

Nested voters: citizen choices embedded in political contexts
Anderson, Christopher J. and Dalton, Russell J. (2010) Nested voters: citizen choices embedded in political contexts. In: Dalton, Russell J. and Anderson, Christopher J., (eds.) Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices. Comparative Study of Electoral Systems. Oxford University Press, 241 - 256. ISBN 9780199599233

Games of timing with detection uncertainty and numerical estimates
Bednarz, David B., Muench, Paul L., Krupansky, Nicholas A. and Von Stengel, Bernhard (2019) Games of timing with detection uncertainty and numerical estimates. In: Shoemaker, Charles M., Nguyen, Hoa G. and Muench, Paul L., (eds.) Unmanned Systems Technology XXI. SPIE, USA. ISBN 9781510627079

Ethical business, corruption and economic development in comparative perspective
Hunter, Janet and Jones, Geoffrey (2019) Ethical business, corruption and economic development in comparative perspective. In: Colpan, Asli M. and Jones, Geoffrey, (eds.) Business, Ethics, and Institutions: the Evolution of Turkish Capitalism in Global Perspectives. Routledge International Studies in Business History. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780367142902

Crisis of confidence? The dynamics of economic opinions during the Great Recession
Anderson, Christopher Johannes and Hecht, Jason D. (2014) Crisis of confidence? The dynamics of economic opinions during the Great Recession. In: Bermeo, Nancy and Bartels, Larry M., (eds.) Mass Politics in Tough Times: Opinions, Votes and Protest in the Great Recession. Oxford University Press Inc, New York, USA. ISBN 9780199357595

Modern business and the rise of the Japanese middle classes
Hunter, Janet (2019) Modern business and the rise of the Japanese middle classes. In: Dejung, Christof, Motadel, David and Osterhammel, Jürgen, (eds.) The global bourgeoisie: the rise of the middle classes in the age of empire. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. ISBN 9780691195834

Digital platform regulatory challenges - is history repeating itself?
Mansell, Robin ORCID: 0000-0003-3950-3468 (2019) Digital platform regulatory challenges - is history repeating itself? In: IIC – The Last 50, and the Next. International Institute of Communication, London, UK, 33 - 44.

Happiness and the welfare state: decommodification and the political economy of subjective wellbeing
Anderson, Christopher Johannes and Hecht, Jason D. (2015) Happiness and the welfare state: decommodification and the political economy of subjective wellbeing. In: Beramendi, Pablo, Häusermann, Silja, Kitschelt, Herbert and Kriesi, Hanspeter, (eds.) The Politics of Advanced Capitalism. Cambridge University Press, New York, USA, 357 - 380. ISBN 9781107099869

The new penology
Koehler, Johann August, Rothschild-Elyassi, Gil and Simon, Jonathan (2018) The new penology. In: Huebner, Beth M., (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Criminology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Actuarial justice
Koehler, Johann August, Rothschild-Elyassi, Gil and Simon, Jonathan (2019) Actuarial justice. In: Deflem, Mathieu and Wellford, Charles F., (eds.) Handbook of Social Control. Wiley Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ, pp. 194-206. ISBN 9781119372356

Conclusion
Marchi, Ludovica (2020) Conclusion. In: The European Union and Myanmar: Interactions via ASEAN. Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series. Routledge, London, UK, 126 - 128.

Myanmar broadens its foreign relations: the European Union
Marchi, Ludovica (2020) Myanmar broadens its foreign relations: the European Union. In: Marchi, Ludovica, (ed.) The European Union and Myanmar: Interactions via ASEAN. Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series. Routledge, London, UK, 61 - 78. ISBN 9781138599178

The EU’s engagement of Myanmar in security cooperation
Marchi, Ludovica (2020) The EU’s engagement of Myanmar in security cooperation. In: Marchi, Ludovica, (ed.) The European Union and Myanmar: Interactions via ASEAN. Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series. Routledge, London, UK, 46 - 60. ISBN 9781138599178

Monograph

Public payroll expansion in Iraq: causes and consequences
Al-Mawlawi, Ali (2019) Public payroll expansion in Iraq: causes and consequences. LSE Middle East Centre Report (October 2019). LSE Middle East Centre, London, UK.

Novel approaches to coherency conditions in dynamic LDV models: quantifying financing constraints and a firm's decision and ability to innovate
Hajivassiliou, Vassilis and Savignac, Frédérique (2019) Novel approaches to coherency conditions in dynamic LDV models: quantifying financing constraints and a firm's decision and ability to innovate. Econometrics Papers (606). STICERD, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Iraq's popular mobilisation forces: the possibilities for Disarmament, Demobilisation & Reintegration
Al-Khafaji, Hayder (2019) Iraq's popular mobilisation forces: the possibilities for Disarmament, Demobilisation & Reintegration. LSE Middle East Centre Report (November 2019). LSE Middle East Centre, London, UK.

LGBTQ #PolesinUK: Tożsamość, migracja i media społecznościowe
Szulc, Lukasz (2019) LGBTQ #PolesinUK: Tożsamość, migracja i media społecznościowe. .

Conference on populism: verbatim report
MacRae, Donald, Schapiro, Leonard, Deakin, F.W., Seton-Watson, Hugh, Worsley, Peter, Gellner, Ernest and Berlin, Isaiah (1967) Conference on populism: verbatim report. . London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Banks and cross-border capital flows: challenges and regulatory responses
Brunnermeier, Markus, De Gregorio, José, Eichengreen, Barry, El-Erian, Mohamed, Fraga, Arminio, Ito, Takatoshi, Lane, Philip R., Pisani-Ferry, Jean, Prasad, Eswar, Rajan, Raghuram, Ramos, Maria, Rey, Hélène, Rodrik, Dani, Rogoff, Kenneth S., Shin, Hyun Song, di Mauro, Beatrice Weder and Yu, Yongding (2012) Banks and cross-border capital flows: challenges and regulatory responses. . Brookings Institution, Washington, DC.

Study on the law applicable to companies
Schuster, Edmund-Philipp, Gerner-Beuerle, Carsten, Mucciarelli, Federico and Siems, Mathias (2016) Study on the law applicable to companies. . European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.

Multilateral development banking for this century’s development challenges: five recommendations to shareholders of the old and new multilateral development banks
Ahluwalia, Montek Singh, Summers, Lawrence, Velasco Branes, Andres, Birdsall, Nancy and Morris, Scott (2016) Multilateral development banking for this century’s development challenges: five recommendations to shareholders of the old and new multilateral development banks. . Center for Global Development, Washington, DC. ISBN 9781944691028

Income and wealth distribution in macroeconomics: a continuous-time approach
Achdou, Yves, Han, Jiequn, Lasry, Jean Michel, Lions, Pierre Louis and Moll, Benjamin (2017) Income and wealth distribution in macroeconomics: a continuous-time approach. NBER Working Paper (23732). National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA.

The case of prorogation: the UK Constitutional Council’s ruling on appeal from the judgment of the Supreme Court
Loughlin, Martin (2019) The case of prorogation: the UK Constitutional Council’s ruling on appeal from the judgment of the Supreme Court. . Policy Exchange, London, UK. ISBN 9781910812969

Cultural freedom in European foreign policy
de Vries, Gijs (2019) Cultural freedom in European foreign policy. ifa Edition Culture and Foreign Policy. Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart, DE. ISBN 9783921970304

Strengthening transnational approaches to reducing reoffending
Koehler, Johann August, Hamilton, Leah, Lösel, Friedrich A., Humphreys, David K. and Akoensi, Thomas D. (2011) Strengthening transnational approaches to reducing reoffending. . Institute of Criminology, Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Housing Sprint: land report
Cheshire, Paul and Carozzi, Felipe (2019) Housing Sprint: land report. Housing Sprint. Oxford Future of Real Estate Initiative, Oxford, UK.

Stability properties of the rate-of-return regulation process
Nezlobin, Alexander, Rajan, Madhav V. and Reichelstein, Stefan (2010) Stability properties of the rate-of-return regulation process. Research paper (2042 (R)). Standford Graduate School of Business, Stanford, USA.

Homes on the right tracks: greening the Green Belt to solve the housing crisis
Cheshire, Paul and Buyuklieva, Boyana (2019) Homes on the right tracks: greening the Green Belt to solve the housing crisis. . Centre for Cities, London, UK. ISBN 9781916244702

A happy choice: wellbeing as the goal of government
Frijters, Paul, Clark, Andrew E., Krekel, Christian and Layard, Richard (2019) A happy choice: wellbeing as the goal of government. CEP Discussion paper (1658). Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), London, UK.

The state of positive education
Bott, David, Escamilia, Hector, Kaufman, Scott Barry, Kern, Margaret L., Krekel, Christian, Schlicht-Schmälzle, Raphaela, Seldon, Anthony, Seligman, Martin and White, Mathew (2017) The state of positive education. . World Government Summit, Dubai, UAE.

The last Yugoslavs: ethnic diversity, national identity and civil war
Kukic, Leonard (2019) The last Yugoslavs: ethnic diversity, national identity and civil war. Economic History Working Papers (300). London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Hidden wealth
Cummins, Neil (2019) Hidden wealth. Economic History Working Papers (301). London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Digital Reach: insights
Helsper, Ellen and Smirnova, Svetlana (2018) Digital Reach: insights. . Social Tech Trust, Milton Park, UK.

Conference/Workshop item

Books

Website/Blog entries

Click here for older website/blog entries 

 
Share:Facebook|Twitter|LinkedIn|
 CharlieBeckettfullportrait