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Research highlights

Discover some of the cutting edge research being conducted at LSE

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Will robots replace humans? (Society, media and science)

Experts predict robots will take over 30% of our jobs within the next 10 years, but how close to the mark is this forecast? Leslie Willcocks and Mary Lacity from LSE’s Department of Management suggest a more nuanced work future.


The politics of counter terrorism since 9/11 (Politics)

Can Muslims hold alternative views without being considered a potential danger to society? LSE Sociology doctoral candidate Tara Lai Quinlan looks at how politics has shaped the UK and US government’s counter terrorism policies since 9/11.

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Watching women watching the courtroom (Law)

Excluded from most of the legal process until the early Twentieth Century, women’s role in the courtroom has largely gone unremarked. That was until Linda Mulcahy from LSE’s Department of Law decided to link her love of art and law.


Manning the US border (Society, media and science)

2015 marks a decade since a group of private individuals launched the Minuteman movement, a self-appointed citizens’ patrol of the United States border to stop illegal immigrants from Mexico. 


How sportswomen can boost performance by overcoming negative stereotypes (Society, media and science)

Research on women footballers shows that they can perform better using a simple method to eliminate the negative effects of stereotyping.

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Zambia urged to tackle the stigma of abortion (World regions and development)

Around 30 per cent of maternal deaths in Zambia each year are due to unsafe abortions, despite the legalisation of abortion in that country some 40 years ago.

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Islamic superheroine combats prejudice against Muslims (Social policy)

At what point did Islam become synonomous with terrorism? Prior to 9/11 the IRA claimed the mantle but the past 14 years has seen a seismic shift in attitudes.