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Department of Government
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

 

Head of Department
Professor Chandran Kukathas

 

Department Manager
Shelly Brindley
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6751

 

General Enquiries 
Email: gov.office@lse.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6816

 

Undergraduate Enquiries
Email: Carla Seesunkur
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6498

 

Postgraduate Enquiries
Email: Mark Bryceland
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6300

 

Research/PhD Enquiries
Email: Nina Pasquali
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 7929

 

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New students, welcome to LSE Government!
We’re delighted to welcome our new students to the LSE Department of Government, here’s our Welcome Week 2017 photo gallery. 18 – 22 September was LSE Welcome Week 2017 and we were delighted to welcome our newest students to the department. This year saw the arrival of over 170 new undergraduates and around 280 masters students, as well as a new […]

The plumage and the bird: We need to reappraise what is ‘essential’ and what is ‘superfluous’ in political life
Political theories have often included frameworks that minimise the importance of some aspects of human flourishing and prioritise others. Rodney Barker takes issue with these distinctions, arguing for the fundamental importance of cultural choices and display in understanding human conduct in his new book titled ‘Cultivating Politics and Public Identity: Why Plumage Matters’. At the end of the eighteenth century, […]

The Politics of Presence: Do politicians represent us?
Anne Phillips, winner of the 2017 APSA George H. Hallett Award, assesses what progress has been made on equality in politics and how much further we have to go. The award recognises a book, published at least ten years ago, that has made a lasting contribution to the literature on representation and electoral systems. Anne looks at what’s changed since […]

Post Truth: The New War on Truth and How To Fight Back
Hallelujah Lulie reflects on Matthew d’Ancona’s recent public lecture at LSE where he discussed his new book Post Truth: The New War on Truth and How we Fight Back. Listen to the podcast. How did the anti-establishment and anti-status quo movement end up as anti-truth? It made it into the mainstream so fast that by the time it was named the […]

Butterfly Politics: changing the law to advance gender equality
MSc student Jodie Levy reviews Professor Catharine A MacKinnon’s new book Butterfly Politics, following an event at LSE on 18 May 2017 hosted by the Centre for Women, Peace and Security. The true strength of the law often doesn’t enter our thoughts until we have to report a crime. It’s frequently in unfortunate circumstances that we find ourselves having to […]

Europeans Would Accept More Refugees—If the Asylum System Were Fair
Kirk Bansak, Jens Hainmueller and Dominik Hangartner’s study of the European refugee crisis shows broad support across Europe for the proportional allocation of asylum seekers. Scenes from the front lines of Europe’s refugee crisis depict a border overwhelmed by the influx of desperate people on the move. The Italian Coast Guard operates at full tilt to rescue boatloads of migrants […]

Watch the latest videos in our 'HotSeat' series

Our departmental experts discuss key topics in politics and current affairs.

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on the results of the 2017 UK General Election
We ask Professor Tony Travers how we ended up with a hung Parliament, the implications for the Conservatives and Labour, what it means for Brexit and how long it could be before the next General Election. ‘The HotSeat’ is also available as a podcast – listen and download via iTunes and SoundCloud.   Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in the […]

HOTSEAT: Thomas Leeper on Trump’s Inauguration & the Start of His Presidency
Thomas Leeper discusses Donald Trump’s inauguration and what it tells us about the policy and approach we can expect from his presidency.   Dr Thomas Leeper is an Assistant Professor in Political Behaviour in the LSE Department of Government. Follow Thomas on Twitter – @thosjleeper

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on 2016, An Eventful Year In Politics
Professor Tony Travers discusses the key political events of 2016, an unprecedented year in politics which saw the UK vote for Brexit and Donald Trump elected US President.   Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in the LSE Department of Government and Director of LSE London, a research centre at the London School of Economics.

Dispatch Box is the termly newsletter of the Department of Government. Here you can read topical articles penned by our research and teaching staff, as well as a mixture of staff and student news, appointments, publications and achievements.

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