GEC is an interdisciplinary research centre aiming to develop synergies across Politics and International Relations, Economics, Law, Business, History, and European Languages and Culture. The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics is an essential resource for researchers in political science, political sociology, political economy, international relations, area studies and all other fields with a comparative political dimension. The objective of this module is to provide a better understanding of democratic political and economic processes in Europe. In the second part, we will examine the institutional foundations of welfare-capitalism and analyse the incentives of different actors (labour unions, employers, lobbyists, etc.) to maintain or undermine certain regulatory arrangements.

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The Conflict Analysis Research Centre brings together academics working on different aspects of conflict and security as well as PhD and Master’s students studying International Conflict Analysis, International Law and International Relations. Current research includes an investigation into how migrant communities can support peacebuilding in their home society and how South Africa and the UK treat refugees and security. The Centre is also at the forefront of trying to resolve actual conflicts – for example, it played a role in the Moldova-Transnistria peace process and has supported reconciliation efforts in Africa. We are a leading centre for the study of comparative politics, with interests ranging from policy-making and institutions to political movements and ideologies. Whatever your interests or appetite you will find something to suit your palate and pocket in this truly international capital. Make the most of career opportunities and social activities, theatre, museums, music and more.

Our research explores a wide range of topics including comparative political institutions and policies, political behaviour, democratisation processes, political parties, state design, the delivery of public services and regulation. The Global Europe Centre is a pioneering research-led learning centre focusing on the study of Europe and its relations with the outside world. The GEC’s research focus is on contemporary policy challenges to Europe and its nation states, the engagement with policy-makers and policy-shapers is at the core of its activities. The GEC mission is to promote excellence, through innovative research and knowledge exchange and to facilitate research-driven impact through its learning and teaching activities. The GEC’s activities include dissemination of policy-relevant research via publications, research-led knowledge transfer workshops, conferences and public lectures, and keynote addresses by leading public figures. The Centre has a strong commitment to the creation of the next generation of ideas innovators and policymakers and pursues these through its learning, teaching and knowledge exchange activities and via the Global Europe Student Forum.

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An engaging platform for discussion, debate and thinking; Europe’s largest annual gathering of political scientists from across the globe. Part Three analyzes the role of key actors, such as voters and parties, interest groups and social movements, the bureaucracy and the judiciary. Due to the current restrictions in place, our inspection copy policy has changed.

We recommend the MSc to applicants who have already received basic statistical training in their undergraduate course. Choose the MA instead if you have not had an introduction to statistics. Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field. The following modules are based on the current course structure and may change in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.

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There is no fixed deadline by which you need to apply, however to be considered for any LSE funding opportunity, you must have submitted your application and all supporting documents by the funding deadline. With members from the Schools of Business and Management and Law, to promote an interdisciplinary approach and to facilitate external partnerships and extra-academic impact. Staff working on British politics are active in the University’s major policy centre, the Mile End Institute, which brings together policymakers, academics and diverse local communities to address political challenges in the UK. In addition, researchers also work across disciplinary boundaries, collaborating with colleagues in the School of History. The SAGE Handbook of comparative politics presents; in one volume, an authoritative overview of the theoretical, methodological and substantive elements of comparative political science. The 28 specially commissioned chapters, written by renowned comparative scholars, guide the reader through the central issues and debates, presenting a state-of-the-art guide to the past, present and possible futures of the field.

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Disability and Wellbeing Service– they are experts in long-term health conditions, sensory impairments, mental health and specific learning difficulties. They offer confidential and free services such asstudent counselling,apeer support schemeand arrangingexam adjustments.They run groups and workshops. One of our research strengths lies in studying these issues across several countries, regime types and policy sectors. Politics at Kent was ranked 6th in the UK for graduate prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2017. Our graduates have gone on to careers in academia, local and national government and public relations.