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Comparative Politics and Political Economy


The 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.

Research Pillar(s): Comparative Politics and Area Studies

About: The Comparative Politics and Comparative Political Economy Research Group brings together a wide range of expertise on the politics of all major world regions, with a particular focus on the developing world.

Members: Dr Sarah Brierley, Prof John Chalcraft, Dr Daniel Berliner, Prof Steffen Hertog, Dr Ryan Jablonski, Dr Mathias Koenig-Archibugi, Dr Mathias Poertner

Comparative Politics and Comparative Political Economy Seminar Series

The Comparative Politics and Comparative Political Economy seminar provides a platform for research students and faculty to discuss the on-going work of local and international researchers. Its focus is comparative politics, development and comparative political economy. It is supported by the Departments of Government and International Development and involves PhD students and faculty from these and many other departments. 

The seminar takes place at least every other week in the Michaelmas and Lent Term on Thursdays from 17.00 to 18.30. 

The 2021/22 Seminars will take place online and in-person. Only those from the LSE community plus the presenters can attend the seminars in person.

To join the mailing list please contact gov.comms@lse.ac.uk. 

Seminar Convener(s): Prof Catherine Boone, Dr Tasha Fairfield (ID), Prof Jonathan Hopkin

Upcoming Seminars

Michaelmas Term

14 October 2021
John Sidel (LSE): Republicanism, Communism, Islam: Cosmopolitanisms and Comparisons in the Making of Revolutions in Southeast Asia
CBG 1.04

28 October 2021
Adrian Arellano (LSE): The Long-Term Impact of Racial Violence on Horizontal Inequality in the U.S.
CBG 1.04

18 November 2021
Elsa Massoc (Frankfurt): Banks’ structural power and States’ choices over what structurally matters: The geo-economic foundations of State priority towards banking in France, Germany and Spain.
CBG 1.04

2 December 2021 (postponed to Lent Term 2022)
Tomila Lankina (LSE): The Estate Origins of Democracy in Russia: From Imperial Bourgeoisie to Post-Communist Middle-Class
CBG 1.04

Lent Term

27 January 2022
Jared Finnegan (UCL): Corporate Ownership, Time Horizons, and Climate Policy Preferences 
CBG 1.03

10 February 2022
Jimena Valdez (City University): Private actors in state functions: the role of the digital economy in the provision of public goods
CBG 1.03

24 February 2022
Isabela Mares (Yale): Democratization after democratization: how first-wave democracies ended electoral malfeasance
CBG 1.03

10 March 2022
Tomila Lanika (LSE): The Estate Origins of Democracy in Russia: From Imperial Bourgeoisie to Post-Communist Middle-Class
CBG 1.03