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The London School of Economics and Political Science continues to play an important role in Frances Pinter’s life. As a student she benefited from exposure to a diverse and international student body. As an academic publisher she became very well known to the faculty as a supporter of innovative research and unorthodox ideas.

During 2000/2001, as a Visiting Fellow at the LSE’s Centre for Civil Society, Frances Pinter was presented with the opportunity to reflect on the position of global philanthropy and its role in funding global civil society.

Frances Pinter Bill Clinton
Frances Pinter with Bill Clinton at the LSE

Taking a comparative perspective on how the not-for profit sector operates and relates to business and government she published ‘Funding Global Civil Society’ in Global Civil Society: A Yearbook, Oxford University Press, 2001. Please click here to view as pdf.

She also drew on her field work experiences and wrote ‘The Role of Foundations in the Transition Process in Central and Eastern Europe’ published in Foundations in Europe, Bertelsmann Foundation, 2001 read more.

In 2006 Frances was again invited back to the LSE, this time as a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Global Governance. She has worked with former Reuters journalist Marcus Ferrar on a book concerning Hungary in Europe, and has written about Creative Commons in a volume of the Culture of Globalization series.

In 2012 she ran a research project in the area of intellectual property rights and civil society, funded by the Liverhulme trust after having run a project on alternative licensing practices in developing countries, funded by IDRC, Canada.

In 2018 Frances returned to the LSE to work on a long-held interest in the history and social significance of book-burning.

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Pinter Publishers was responsible for opening up new academic fields years ahead of their time, these include environmental studies, the social impact of new technology and unorthodox approaches to linguistics.

Many authors came from the LSE.






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Frances Pinter with author
Marcus Ferrar