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Antara Haldar

Antara Haldar

Writing for PS since 2019
10 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Antara Haldar is Associate Professor of Empirical Legal Studies at the University of Cambridge, Visiting Faculty at Harvard University, a former fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and the principal investigator on a European Research Council grant on law and cognition.

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  1. One Small Step for Manchin, One Giant Leap for Mankind?
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    One Small Step for Manchin, One Giant Leap for Mankind?

    Aug 1, 2022 Antara Haldar considers the strengths and weaknesses of the Paris agreement in light of recent political developments.

  2. Trump’s Lessons for Defending the Rule of Law
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    Trump’s Lessons for Defending the Rule of Law

    Jun 29, 2022 Antara Haldar explains why the US House of Representatives’ January 6 Committee is right not to rely on logic alone.

  3. Antara Haldar on Partygate, the US Supreme Court, Homo Economicus, and more

    Antara Haldar on Partygate, the US Supreme Court, Homo Economicus, and more

    Jun 28, 2022 Antara Haldar highlights a potential institutional advantage of developing countries, shows how the hesitation to appeal to voters’ emotions is putting progressives at a disadvantage, and considers where the economics discipline is headed.

  4. After the Nation-State
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    After the Nation-State

    Jun 22, 2022 Antara Haldar argues that solving the world's most pressing problems will require new collective identities.

  5. Losing Rights in America
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    Losing Rights in America

    May 18, 2022 Antara Haldar sees the conservative Supreme Court majority setting the stage for a sweeping reversal of generations of gains.

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    Who Will Establish Metaverse Ethics?

    Josh Entsminger, et al. highlight the urgency of providing oversight before tech companies make self-regulation the norm.
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    The Belarusian Opposition Is Growing Stronger

    Sławomir Sierakowski cites many examples showing that the country’s democracy movement has been adapting and growing quickly.
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    A Bold and Realistic Energy Transition

    Sultan Al Jaber explains why policies aimed at divesting too soon from hydrocarbons will be self-defeating.
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    Degeneracy, Depravity, and the New Right

    Slavoj Žižek

    While Kremlin propagandists and the the West's pro-Russian alt-right present themselves as the embodiment of traditional Christian values, their words and actions countenance genocide and glorify sexual violence. By embracing the obscene, they offer an attractive package for chauvinists of all stripes.

    shows how the movement is widening its appeal by openly appealing to adherents' worst impulses.
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    Green Pacifism Goes to War

    Josef Joffe examines the roots of the party’s hawkish turn in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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    Sustaining Economic Growth in an Age of Deglobalization

    Keun Lee sees the experiences of Malaysia and Chile as useful case studies for escaping the middle-income trap.
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    The Taliban’s War on Women and Girls

    Yasmine Sherif & Gordon Brown urge the Afghan government to honor its promises on education and economic participation.
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    Inflation’s Emotional Scars

    Diane Coyle thinks today's surging prices will have two profound consequences for Western economies.
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    Did the Afghan Failure Lead to the Ukraine War?

    Carl Bildt revisits the fall of Kabul to consider its implications for America and the world, one year later.

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