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LSE Government Department HotSeat

'The HotSeat' is the LSE Department of Government's video and podcast series which asks leading LSE experts important questions on the key issues in politics and government. To find out more visit - http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/government/hotseat/

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Brian Klaas on the 2016 US Presidential Election and Implications of a Trump Presidency

Contributor(s): Brian Klaas | As the world continues to digest the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential Election, Brian Klaas discusses the result and what we might expect from a Donald Trump Presidency.

9mins

30 Nov 2016

Rank #1

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Tony Travers on the Oldham By-election

Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers | The Oldham West and Royton by-election was the first electoral test of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership, which came under even further scrutiny in the wake of events surrounding the parliamentary vote on Syria. Professor Tony Travers discusses Jim McMahon's victory for Labour, its implications for the party and its leader, and what the result means for UKIP.

8mins

14 Dec 2015

Rank #2

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Kate Alexander Shaw on the Autumn Statement 2015

Contributor(s): Kate Alexander Shaw | Since presenting his Budget in July George, Osborne has faced significant challenges to some of his spending policies, particularly the widespread opposition to his plans to cut tax credits. Kate Alexander Shaw gives her verdict on the latest proposals announced in his Autumn Statement and their political and practical implications.

12mins

7 Dec 2015

Rank #3

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Jonathan Hopkin on Catalonia

Contributor(s): Dr Jonathan Hopkin, Martin Rogers | On the 27 September voters went to the polls in the 2015 Catalonian Parliamentary Election. We sat down with Dr Jonathan Hopkin to discuss the results and the implications for those in the region seeking independence from Spain.

10mins

9 Oct 2015

Rank #4

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Tony Travers on the UK party conference season and the state of the race to be Mayor of London

Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers, Martin Rogers | Tony Travers discusses UK party conference season and the state of the race to be Mayor of London. He also previews the May 2016 London Mayoral election.

16mins

9 Oct 2015

Rank #5

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Tony Travers on Local Elections 2014

Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers | Tony Travers discusses results of the 2014 Local Election.

11mins

27 May 2014

Rank #6

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Analysis of the UK’s recent economic data

Contributor(s): Dr Joachim Wehner | Dr Joachim Wehner on the economic data released in the week 22nd- 26th April 2013.

9mins

26 Apr 2013

Rank #7

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Francois Hollande's victory in the 2012 French elections

Contributor(s): Dr Michael Bruter | Dr Michael Bruter discusses Francois Hollande's victory in the 2012 French elections.

8mins

28 May 2012

Rank #8

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The Greek bailout and the future of the European Union

Contributor(s): Professor Simon Hix | Professor Simon Hix discusses the recent bailout of Greece and the future of the European Union.

6mins

7 Jul 2011

Rank #9

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What next for Al Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden?

Contributor(s): Professor John Sidel | Professor John Sidel discusses the future of Al Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden.

11mins

19 May 2011

Rank #10

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Multiculturalism in the 21st century

Contributor(s): Professor Chandran Kukathas | Professor Chandran Kukathas discusses multiculturalism in the 21st century.

6mins

17 Mar 2011

Rank #11

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The role of religion in the Egyptian revolution

Contributor(s): Professor John Sidel | Professor John Sidel discusses the role of religion in the Egyptian revolution.

12mins

11 Feb 2011

Rank #12

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The politics of Pakistan

Contributor(s): Dr Adnan Naseemullah | Dr Adnan Naseemullah discusses the politics of Pakistan in the wake of the assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer.

8mins

13 Jan 2011

Rank #13

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The affinity of Liberalism and Conservatism in light of the UK Coalition Government

Contributor(s): Professor Paul Kelly | Professor Paul Kelly discusses the affinity of Liberalism and Conservatism in light of the UK Coalition Government.

6mins

10 Dec 2010

Rank #14

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The state of development in Haiti following the earthquake

Contributor(s): Dr Nilima Gulrajani | Dr Nilima Gulrajani discusses development in Haiti following the earthquake.

9mins

12 Feb 2010

Rank #15

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Russia's internal politics

Contributor(s): Professor Marie Mendras | Professor Marie Mendras discusses Russia's internal politics.

14mins

25 Feb 2009

Rank #16

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The aftermath of the Israel-Gaza conflict

Contributor(s): Dr John Chalcraft | Dr John Chalcraft discusses the aftermath of the Israel-Gaza conflict.

11mins

29 Jan 2009

Rank #17

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The impact of the Mumbai terror attacks

Contributor(s): Professor Sumantra Bose | Professor Sumantra Bose discusses the impact of the Mumbai terror attacks and asks the question, 'Is this India's 9\11?'

11mins

8 Dec 2008

Rank #18

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The global financial crisis

Contributor(s): Dr David Woodfuff | Dr David Woodfuff discusses the global financial crisis.

8mins

23 Oct 2008

Rank #19

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The humanitarian and political crisis in Burma

Contributor(s): Professor John Sidel | Professor John Sidel discusses the humanitarian and political crisis in Burma.

10mins

12 Jun 2008

Rank #20