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How to Stop Disinformation: Lessons from Ukraine for the Wider World

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How to Stop Disinformation: Lessons from Ukraine for the Wider World

The latest 'Beyond Propaganda' paper looks at Ukraine as a laboratory of information war. Authored by Marina Pesenti and Peter Pomerantsev, this publication examines initiatives undertaken by the government, media, and civil society and seeks to identify techniques that can help other democracies counter new forms of disinformation.

Recent Publications

Introduction to Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and the Distortions Index

Thursday, 1 September 2016

In early 2017, the Legatum Institute's 'Economics of Prosperity programme will publish an index on Anti-Competitive Market Distortions. The report will quantify market distortions on a global scale across the areas of property rights, international competition, and domestic competition. This paper offers an introduction to the objectives and methodology behind the Index.

Factual Entertainment: How to Make Media Literacy Popular

Thursday, 11 August 2016

As part of the 'Beyond Propaganda' series, Factual Entertainment examines the importance of "Media Literacy" as a tool for countering information wars, lies, and hate speech. With a special focus on the Middle East and Ukraine, author Paul Copeland demonstrates how mainstream entertainment television and online products can be used to teach audiences the difference between accurate, informational reporting—and manipulative propaganda.

Winning the Information War

Monday, 1 August 2016

Peter Pomerantsev and Edward Lucas are the authors of a new paper that offers techniques and counter-strategies to combat Russian propaganda in Central and Eastern Europe. Launched this week, the paper is published in partnership with the Center for European Policy Analysis's (CEPA) 'Information Warfare Initiative'.

From Poverty to Prosperity

Monday, 1 August 2016

In their latest paper, authors Shanker Singham and Molly Kiniry make the economic and moral case for how property rights, open trade and competitive markets can serve as a means to lifting people out of poverty, and towards prosperity.

How Kenya Cleaned Up Its Courts

Saturday, 9 July 2016

A new constitution gave judicial reformers an opportunity to earn back the people’s trust. Maya Gainer tells us what they did with it.

Trading Up: New Ideas for UK Exports

Friday, 17 June 2016

Emily Redding is the author of a new paper that raises some of the major issues faced by UK exporters, and offers policy recommendations for how these issues can be addressed in order to improve the UK’s export market and overall productivity.

Housing the Mind

Thursday, 9 June 2016

What impact does the built environment have on our mental health? Psychiatrists Ciaran Abbey and TBS Balamurali are the authors of a new Legatum Institute study that explores the relationship between mental health and housing as a cornerstone from which humans can develop and flourish.

2016 Africa Prosperity Report

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Launched today, the 2016 Africa Prosperity Report shows that decades of economic growth across the continent has failed to deliver greater levels of prosperity for many African countries.

Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and Their Impact: A Case Study of India

Monday, 23 May 2016

The Legatum Institute's 'Economics of Prosperity' programme is pleased to launch a new study of the Indian economy focusing on market distortions that exist inside the border, as well as more conventional trade barriers and lack of property rights protection.

How Can We Ensure that Ageing Societies Are More Prosperous Societies?

Thursday, 17 March 2016

The 2015-16 Charles Street Symposium and essay contest addresses one of the most daunting challenges facing society—that of demographic change. This publication presents the policy ideas of five shortlisted essayists, offering potential solutions for how to ensure that ageing societies are 'more prosperous' societies.

Is Transition Reversible? The Case of Central Europe

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Anton Shekhovtsov, Legatum Institute Visiting Senior Fellow, is the author of a new paper that seeks to identify patterns of illiberalism across countries in Central Europe, and offers recommendations for how to reverse these trends.

A World Transformed: Studies in the History of Capitalism

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The Legatum Institute's 'History of Capitalism' series has published a collection of essays based on the second year of the course.