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Nicholas Reed Langen

Nicholas Reed Langen

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Nicholas Reed Langen, a 2021 re:constitution fellow, edits the LSE Public Policy Review and writes on the British constitution for The Justice Gap.

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  1. Judgment Days for Democracy
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Feb 28, 2024 Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.

  2. Refugees, Rwanda, and the Rule of Law
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    Refugees, Rwanda, and the Rule of Law

    Nov 17, 2023 Nicholas Reed Langen explains why the UK Supreme Court wholly rejected the Home Office’s relocation policy for asylum seekers.

  3. The Lost Liberal Legal Imagination
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    The Lost Liberal Legal Imagination

    May 26, 2023 Nicholas Reed Langen considers the complicated legacy of a progressive jurist whom conservatives now champion.

  4. Law’s Struggle for Dignity
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    Law’s Struggle for Dignity

    May 19, 2023 Nicholas Reed Langen considers the basic principles at stake in Israel's conflict over judicial independence.

  5. The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Crisis Is Here
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    The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Crisis Is Here

    May 4, 2022 Nicholas Reed Langen sees in the leaked Dobbs decision a conservative supermajority that openly embraces partisan extremism.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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