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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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    Trade Unions Can Defeat Europe’s Far Right

    Oliver Roethig explains why stronger trade unions hold the key to countering the rise of extremist parties.
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    Why Republicans Go Crawling Back to Donald Trump

    Reed Galen sees the fecklessness of figures like William Barr as proof of the sorry state of the American political class.
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    Economic Development in an Age of Great-Power Competition

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng considers developing countries’ prospects for boosting competitiveness amid rising US-China trade tensions.
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    Human Capital for the Age of Generative AI

    Simon Johnson & Eric Hazan explain how adoption of the technology could help suitably qualified workers climb the wage ladder.
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    To Fight Climate Change, Protect Healthy Soil

    Juan Lucas Restrepo & Barron Joseph Orr explain how sustainable farming practices can reverse biodiversity loss and transform our food systems.
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    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Disease X

    Tom Achoki, et al. propose several steps governments can take to establish robust and resilient response mechanisms.
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    To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists

    Antonio Zappulla highlights the existential threats facing independent news outlets forced to relocate by repressive regimes.

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