Tom Kirk

Tom is GP's Online Editor and researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Post Archive

23 May 2018
Solidarity must extend, not only to all people but also to animals, the earth, and the environment. I’ve told this story before. It doesn’t have a happy ending—but at least this…
23 May 2018
How to Rig an Election, by Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas. Yale University Press. A lot of the power of a successful book is in its ‘big idea’ – the overall frame that endures long…
22 May 2018
A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century by Jo Leinen and Andreas Bummel. Democracy Without Borders, 2018. 422 pp., £18 paperback 978-3942282130, £10.43…
21 May 2018
In ‘Encountering Metis in the Security Council’, the latest in the LSE WPS Working Paper Series, Sam Cook explores the practices of feminist advocacy on women, peace and security…
21 May 2018
When the Palestinian literary critic and thinker Edward Said read the comic book Palestine (1997) by Joe Sacco, he called it a work of “extraordinary originality” – and one of the…
18 May 2018
Bias against women in academia is well-documented. Not only are female scientists underrepresented in academic institutions, particularly in higher ranks, but there are also…
18 May 2018
“The really fascinating battles in intellectual history tend to occur when some group or movement goes on the offensive and asserts that Something Big really doesn’t actually…
17 May 2018
Ecological collapse is hard to miss in the headlines. From deforestation to soil depletion, species extinction to climate change, the past few years have brought countless…
16 May 2018
Viewed from Palestine, it’s hard to disagree that we’ve perhaps seen one of the most inflammatory weeks in recent memory. In just a few days, several extremely sensitive events…
15 May 2018
Critical Elitism: Deliberation, Democracy, and the Problem of Expertise by Alfred Moore. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2017. 213 pp, £75 hardcover 9781107194526 Perhaps…
14 May 2018
Healing our relationship to finance is a pre-condition for building a grassroots-led investment fund that’s focused on wellbeing. I knew right then I was going to be schooled.…
11 May 2018
Four million lives could hang in the balance, but how Cape Town responds to her water crisis could set the example for cities around the world. Four million lives could hang in…