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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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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.
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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.
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    The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative

    Diane Coyle explains why a broader conception of the term could reflect a renewed interest in investing in the future.
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    An Iran-Israel War?

    Iran’s mass ballistic missile and drone attack on Israel last week raised anew the specter of a widening Middle East war that draws in Iran and its proxies, as well as Western countries like the United States. The urgent need to defuse tensions – starting by ending Israel’s war in Gaza and pursuing a lasting political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – is obvious, but can it be done?

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    What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like

    Mohamed Nasheed & Rakesh Mohan explain how the managing director can fully position the institution to help the most vulnerable countries.
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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach

    The most successful development stories almost always involve major shifts in the sources of economic growth, which in turn allow economies to reinvent themselves out of necessity or by design. In China, the interplay of mounting external pressures, lagging household consumption, and falling productivity will increasingly shape China’s policy choices in the years ahead.

    explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami

    Designing a progressive anti-violence strategy that delivers the safety for which a huge share of Latin Americans crave is perhaps the most difficult challenge facing many of the region’s governments. But it is also the most important.

    urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.

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