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    I would like to know what is the most predominant political leaning at LSE. Is more left-wing (big government, marxist beliefs...) or right-wing (libertarians, neolibs...)? I am especially curious regarding the students and lectures at the economics and government departments.
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    Greetings!
    I would like to know what is the most predominant political leaning at LSE. Is more left-wing (big government, marxist beliefs...) or right-wing (libertarians, neolibs...)? I am especially curious regarding the students and lectures at the economics and government departments.
    All the lectures I've had have been pretty balanced. Like my political science lecturer, as an example while we were learning about correlation vs causation, was talking about the myth that grammar schools help a lot of poorer children, but then revealed that he sent his daughter to a grammar school anyway.

    With regards to the student body, most of the people doing economics/finance tend to be more right wing, while people doing government/anthropology/sociology tend to be more left wing.

    There's a very active Labour society, about 3/4 Marxist societies and also a Conservative Society, so everyone's interests are catered for. The Lib Dems aren't very active though.
 
 
 
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