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Head of Department
Professor Chandran Kukathas

 

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

 

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Email: Gov.Admin
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6816

 

Undergraduate Enquiries
Email: Carla Seesunkur and Nina Pasquali
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7929

 

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

 

Research/PhD Enquiries
Email: Imogen Withers
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7748

 

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Email: Martin Rogers
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6060

 

 

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Welcome to the Department of Government, one of the largest political science departments in the UK. Our activities cover a comprehensive range of approaches to the study of politics. Find out more

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on May 2016 UK Election Results
On the morning after voters went to the polls across the UK, Martin Rogers speaks to Tony Travers to discuss the picture emerging from the 5 May Election results.   For the latest analysis of 2016’s electoral contests, go to UK Elections 2016 on GovBlog.   Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in the LSE Department of Government and Director of LSE […]

Local Elections: How does National Equivalent Vote Share help us to understand the results?
Ahead of the local elections on 5 May, Tony Travers looks at how National Equivalent Vote Share allows us to draw clearer conclusions from the results. Opinion Poll Failure The 2015 general election left Britain’s opinion polls facing a major review.  Having strongly and consistently suggested Labour was likely to emerge as the largest party throughout the election campaign, the […]

From promise to policy: what the manifestos tell us about the task facing London’s next Mayor
With Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith leading the polls going into the London Mayoral Elections on May, Martin Rogers and Tony Travers analyse some of the key manifesto pledges being made and what they tell us about the major issues facing the incoming Mayor of London. Housing Labour candidate Sadiq Khan has made housing a major feature of his campaign […]

Is Labour’s dominance of Welsh politics under threat?
Ahead of the Welsh Assembly elections on Thursday 5th May, Roger Scully analyses each party’s prospects. Labour’s history of dominance Only a brave person would bet against the Labour party coming first in next week’s Welsh Assembly election. Labour have long been the dominant political force in Wales. Subsequent to Lloyd George’s victory in the 1918 ‘Coupon’ election, there have […]

Department news

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TransCrisis project launched

The Horizon2020 funded project is hosted by LSE’s Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation and is centrally concerned with the management of transboundary crisis in the context of the European Union.

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Dr Denisa Kostovicova awarded funding

Dr Kostovicova has been awarded a Research Fellowship for 2015-16 by the Leverhulme Trust. She will look at ‘Reconciliation Within and Across Divided Societies: evidence from the Balkans’; using her knowledge of Balkan languages, and building on her work on civil society in post-conflict contexts, to study the RECOM process in the region.

Find out more about Dr Kostovicova's work

 
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Bill Kissane Interviews Umut Özkirimli

Professor Umut Özkirimli is Professor of Political Science at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Lund. Dr Bill Kissane asks him about his Turkish roots and how they have informed his research and thinking on nationalism.

Read the full interview

 

Watch the latest videos in our 'HotSeat' series

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

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on May 2016 UK Election Results
On the morning after voters went to the polls across the UK, Martin Rogers speaks to Tony Travers to discuss the picture emerging from the 5 May Election results.   For the latest analysis of 2016’s electoral contests, go to UK Elections 2016 on GovBlog.   Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in the LSE Department of Government and Director of LSE […]

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on UK Elections 2016
Professor Tony Travers analyses the range of UK Elections 2016; from Local, Sub-National, Mayoral and Police & Crime Commissioner Elections in May, to the EU Referendum on 23 June.   For the latest analysis of 2016’s electoral contests, go to UK Elections 2016 on GovBlog.   Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in the LSE Department of Government and Director of LSE London, […]

HOTSEAT: Kate Alexander Shaw on Budget 2016
Kate Alexander Shaw gives her verdict Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget 2016.   Kate Alexander Shaw is a PhD candidate at the LSE Department of Government and former Treasury official. Follow Kate on Twitter – @KAlexanderShaw

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Business Politics in the Middle East

Edited by: Steffen Hertog, Giacomo Luciani and Marc Valeri

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Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans

Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans

Edited by: Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic, James Ker-Lindsay and Denisa Kostovicova

This book examines the ambiguous role played by civil society in state-building, democratisation and post-conflict reconstruction in the Western Balkans.

 
Growing The Productivity Of Government Services

Growing The Productivity Of Government Services
Authors: Patrick Dunleavy and Leandro Carrera

Growing the Productivity of Government Services offers essential analysis and guidance on how to improve organizational productivity consistently over time, providing the first in-depth empirical treatment of the organizational productivity of unique national government agencies.

 
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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