The IPPR blog is a platform that publishes articles primarily written by students. We aim to encourage scholars and academics to share their ideas and opinions, thereby expanding the conversations about public policy, political science and theory. This way we aspire to engage readers in a more diverse and lively discourse. The blog does not only feature students current research, but also opinion pieces, reviews or commentaries. In doing so it also allows students to explore different styles of writing and encourages the formation of strong independent opinions.