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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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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

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Students & staff: if you have concerns about Brexit, please go to the 'LSE and Brexit' page for the latest information.

Delivering winning Election Night coverage: LSE students assist with ITV GE2017 programme
25 of our undergraduate students assisted ITV with their General Election 2017 programme, which aired from Thursday 8 June until the early hours of Friday 9 June 2017. The work required involved taking calls from constituencies and logging the election results on a database, which were then subsequently broadcast live on television. BSc student Naomi Potter details her experience working […]

Understanding Terrorism. What can the Arts and Social Science learn from each other?
James Hughes discusses his research on the conflict in Northern Ireland between 1969 – 2005 as well as the advice he provided to the Director of a play, titled ‘Everything Between Us’, which deals with the legacy of the conflict and received its London premiere in April 2017. The question of what constitutes terrorism is an ongoing puzzle in social […]

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 […]

‘Despite being an undergraduate, I felt as much a part of the conference as anyone else’: BSc student James Sanders on presenting at an academic Conference
BSc student James Sanders reflects on his experience attending and presenting a research paper at the Political Studies Association Conference in Glasgow in April 2017. When people ask what my research is about, their eyes tend to glaze over as I say: “demonstrating the robustness of proprietary quantitative textual analysis tools through a series of methodological challenges”. Granted it isn’t […]

How ‘groupthink’ in Theresa May’s Downing Street delivered another round of UK political chaos
The UK’s political turmoil has continued with the Conservatives’ disastrous 2017 campaign. But what lead to the multiple miscalculations involved? Patrick Dunleavy argues that it forms part of a wider pattern of mis-governing from the centre of Whitehall that has characterized Theresa May’s leadership style from the outset. All British Prime Ministers end their careers in failure. Either they are […]

‘Recursive communication’ on mitigating today’s crisis of legitimacy
MSc student Mary Diduch details the gap between constituents and those in elected office outlined by Jane Mansbridge in her ‘Listening to One’s Constituents? Now, There’s an Idea’ Brian Barry memorial lecture, held at LSE on Monday 15 May 2017. Listen to the event podcast. How should elected representatives best communicate with citizens? It’s an age-old question, one that extends […]

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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