Features

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Indonesia: A Democracy At The Crossroads

Deputy Features Editor Kyi Yeung Goh and undergraduate Naufal Yudiana review a recent academic panel on the future of Indonesian democracy, hosted by the LSESU ASEAN and Indonesian Societies How will the democratic institutions of the world’s largest Muslim democracy…

Carne Ross’ “Not-So-Anarchist”

LSE postgrad Marco Rossi gives his thoughts on the contradictions of Carne Ross’ revelatory and controversial documentary ‘The Accidental Anarchist’ Undoubtedly, the twentieth century has seen an efflorescence in the political mind of the humankind. New thoughts and philosophical innovations…

Unboxing The Doughnut: An Interview with Kate Raworth

Features Editor Rajan Soni discusses the challenges facing economic theory in the 21st century with the author of the Sunday Times Bestseller, Doughnut Economics Growth. It has become a byword for prosperity, a synonym for success – a yardstick by…

Changing The System: In Conversation with Muhammad Yunus

In an exclusive interview, Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus talks to The Beaver about social businesses, criticisms of microfinance, and whether voluntourism is a good idea Muhammad Yunus has no plans to slow down. In 1983, he pioneered the concept…

Benefit Reform Chaos Means Thousands Will Go Without This Christmas

By Joss Harrison & Oliver Wheeler This Christmas, as many as 40,000 children will likely receive no presents because of the government’s cruel new benefits system. That’s 40,000 children who will go back to school in January and hear all…

Me Too: LSE Speaks

CW: sexual harrassment / sexual assault A note from your online editor:  This article highlights the sexism, sexual harassment and sexual assault faced by women at university. I want to stress how hard it can be to share these memories,…

What’s All The Fuss About Ridesharing?
LSE undergraduate Jeremy Wong gives a brief insight into why authorities worry about ride-sharing A few weeks ago, riots erupted in Colombia’s capital, Bogotá. Dozens of yellow cabs thronged the streets and blocked several major roads in the city. The…
Democrats Gain From Trump’s Unpopularity In US Elections

A year after his election, Donald Trump and his political project has been hit with a major set-back after Democrats won resounding victories in races across the country, which if repeated next year could mean the Republican’s will lose control…

1917-2017: The Death of the Left
“The only historian capable of fanning the spark of hope in the past is the one who is firmly convinced that even the dead will not be safe from the enemy if he is victorious. And this enemy has never…
Of Maids and Masters: My Experience Working at a Maid Café

By Yvonne Tse It was a dreary Saturday afternoon, I looked out of the window and saw the sky turning more blue-greyish by the second. Unhindered by the typical pre-monsoon season weather in Hong Kong, I nonchalantly fixed the front…