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News archive 2009


The latest press releases from LSE



Professor Mary Morgan

Fruit flies and lab mice make the case for re-thinking social science case studies suggests award-winning professor (15 December 2009)

Just as biologists study fruit flies and laboratory mice so social scientists have good reasons for putting case studies at the heart of their research, argues Professor Mary Morgan who has won a British Academy award to develop her analysis.





Copenhagen agreement could give us a '50-50 chance' of avoiding global warming of more than 2˚C says Nicholas Stern (2 December 2009)

The world could have a '50-50 chance' of avoiding global warming of more than 2˚C if a strong political agreement can be reached at the United Nations conference in Copenhagen this month, and then implemented, says Lord Stern.





Parents are not welcome as Facebook friends

Parents are not welcome as Facebook friends finds LSE study (1 December 2009)

Young people don't want to be friends with their parents on Facebook, preferring to keep their social and family lives separate, research by academics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has found. 





Western aid used to fight War on Terror not poverty (30 November 2009)

Western aid in Afghanistan is being used primarily to support the fight against Al-Qaeda and Taliban insurgency rather than focus on relieving poverty and suffering, according to a new report from the London School of Economics and Political Science.




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Gulf States carbon cuts will come from projects not people (25 November 2009)

Large-scale sustainable energy projects are more likely to be successful at cutting carbon emissions in the Gulf States than initiatives aimed at consumers and businesses according to a new report published by the London School of Economics today.


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Flu study suggest pandemic panic would have more impact than the disease itself (20 November 2009)

School closures and fear-induced absence from work are likely to have more impact on the UK economy during a serious influenza pandemic than the disease itself, according to new research conducted at LSE





Longer maternity leave in the UK would stop women getting to the top warns LSE expert (19 November 2009)

Harriet Harman's plans to extend maternity leave would create a backlash against young women, making it harder for them to reach the top, an LSE sociologist has warned.



Queen's Prize

Queen's Anniversary Prize (19 November 2009)

LSE Health and Social Care has won the Queen's Prize for Higher and Further Education, in recognition of its excellent research and the influence it has on global policy in the field.



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Researchers seek to measure the impact of the social sciences (18 November 2009)

A team of researchers has been funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to undertake the most thorough analysis yet of how academic research in the social sciences achieves public policy impacts


New study investigates links between economic crisis and increasing mental health problems(12 November 2009) 

Demand for treatment for mental health problems has increased over the past 12 months as people struggle to cope with unemployment, debt, home repossession, threat of redundancy and other difficulties caused by the recession.