LSE Thinks showcases LSE academics and researchers who are applying their expertise to some of the most pressing issues facing us today.
The series is designed to highlight examples of our world-leading academics informing key public debates and discussions through research, blog posts, interviews, public lectures, podcasts and news stories.
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Recent highlights of LSE Thinks include:
The bank that likes to say yes
The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is now the UK’s sixth largest lender helping people to get on the housing ladder. However, research by LSE London for the Family Building Society suggests it operates in a very unbusinesslike way, with many families finding it difficult to talk about money. Read the full story
National news agencies in many European countries are facing significant financial, political and operational pressures, and must innovate and diversify if they are to survive new research has found. Read the full story
What to expect from the post-pan-Arab media
In the conflict environment of the Middle East, the need for commercially viable independent news media is greater than ever, argues Jessica Watkins. But is the age of pan-Arab media drawing to a close? Read the full blog image: The Al-Jazeera broadcast centre in Doha, Qatar. Source: Al-Jazeera, Flickr
Trump's reinstatement and expansion of the global gag rule has harmful effects for women
LSE's Ernestina Coast and Nicky Armstrong, with Yana van der Meulen Rodgers (Rutgers University), explain why Trump's decision will be both ineffective and harmful to women, men and children around the world. Read the full blog
Should we fear the rise of the far right?
The latest episode of LSE IQ features LSE’s Simon Hix and Marta Lorimer, as well as Matthew Feldman of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right and Sara Khan, Britain’s first counter-extremism commissioner. Listen to the podcast
This episode looks at Missouri's political landscape and why its Senate race was so heated in this midterm cycle. Listen to the podcast
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