MSc in Inequalities and Social Science Dissertation


These are my notes for SO497 at the London School of Economics for the 2017-2018 school year. I took this module as part of the one-year Inequalities and Social Science MSc program.

The usual disclaimer: all notes are my personal impressions and do not necessarily reflect the view of the lecturer.

I wrote my 9,981-word dissertation on the political economy of Silicon Valley. I stupidly left all the actual writing to the ~4 days before it was due, so it's not quite as well-written as I'd like it to be, and I definitely cribbed some sentences from other things I've written, but at least it's done. I also quite like the ending, as cheesy as it is.

Here's the finished version as a PDF (after fixing a few typos that I only noticed way after the deadline, and reducing the margins/line spacing): my extremely rushed dissertation. Incredibly, I managed to scrape by with a distinction (72).

I used my personal note-taking app, Bookmarker, to keep track of quotes that could potentially be useful for my dissertation. You can see the full list of these quotes here.