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The LSE blogosphere is a community of LSE staff and external contributors sharing posts on a host of global topics. Here's a selection of the latest posts:



Legal invisibility was the best thing to happen to me
Robtel Neajai Pailey writes about her life-changing experience of becoming an undocumented migrant at the age of six.
Counting the uncounted: The economic contributions of women in rural Sindh
Women’s contribution to agriculture across South Asia is often overlooked, yet the evidence suggests that they play a central role, particularly in livestock management.
When inmates make the rules: self-governing prisons in Latin America and beyond
What happens when a state fails to run its prisons? Prisoners in some Latin American jails establish their own governing bodies to keep order, even setting up extralegal courts of their own.
UK voters, including Leavers, care more about reducing non-EU than EU migration
Despite the argument that Brexit was about sovereignty and only secondarily about immigration, new data suggest otherwise.
Catalonia’s independence referendum: The stage is set for yet another political and legal battle
Paul Anderson traces the change in tack in Catalonia, where polls have started to record a sharp upturn in favour of independence over the past seven years, bolstered by the Rajoy government’s refusal to engage in dialogue. A ‘Yes’ vote is unlikely, but not impossible.
Why populism is a threat to electoral integrity
Pippa Norris argues that populism heightens the risk of electoral malpractice in three distinct ways: by damaging public trust in democracy, by undermining international standards of electoral integrity, and by increasing the potential for collusion with foreign governments.
Tackling fake news: towards a new approach to digital literacy
Gianfranco Polizzi explains what critical digital literacy means and the role it could play in tackling problems caused by fake news.
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