Publications

2019

 Academic incentives need to change if we are to build trust in science.
Academic incentives need to change if we are to build trust in science.

Global Young Academy "Trust in Science Group", Time Higher Education, February 2019 (Adewale Adewuyi, Aysha Fleming, Lisa Herzog, Robert Lepenies, Clarissa  Rios Rojas and Koen Vermeir are members of the Global Young Academy, a 200-member global organisation of young scientists.)

2018

Is the behavioral approach a form of scientific imperialism? An analysis of law and policy.
Is the behavioral approach a form of scientific imperialism? An analysis of law and policy.

Małecka, Magdalena & Lepenies, Robert: "Is the behavioural approach a form of scientific imperialism? An analysis of law and policy". in Maki U., Fernandez-Pinto M., Walsh A., Scientific imperialism: exploring the boundaries of interdisciplinarity, Routledge
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2017

Wissenschaft als politischer Beruf: Die Sustainable Development Goals als realistische Utopie.
Wissenschaft als politischer Beruf: Die Sustainable Development Goals als realistische Utopie.

Hahn, H. and Lepenies, R., 2017, April. Wissenschaft als politischer Beruf: Die Sustainable Development Goals als realistische Utopie. In Globale politische Ziele. Bestandsaufnahme und Ausblick des Post-2015 Prozesses. Lepenies P., Sondermann, E. (Hrsg.). Nomos. pp. 169-194
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Is Globalization to Blame?
Is Globalization to Blame?

http://bostonreview.net/forum/globalization-blame/robert-lepenies-robert-lepenies-responds-dean-baker

2016

Nudges, Recht und Politik: Institutionelle Implikationen.
Nudges, Recht und Politik: Institutionelle Implikationen.

Lepenies, Robert & Malecka, Magdalena. 2016. “Nudges, Recht und Politik: Institutionelle Implikationen” Zeitschrift Für Praktische Philosophie, 3(1), 487–530. Special Issue on the Ethics of Choice Architecture (Johannes Drerup & Aaron Voloj Dessauer eds.)
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Why we need independent critique to achieve the SDGs : the role of academics.
Why we need independent critique to achieve the SDGs : the role of academics.

Blackshaw, Ruth & Lepenies, Robert & Max, Henrieke. 2016. 

2015

Losers in Trade: Economics and Normative Justifications.
Losers in Trade: Economics and Normative Justifications.

Lepenies, Robert. 2015. PhD Dissertation: “Losers in Trade: Economics and Normative Justifications”. Published with Hertie School of Governance Library.

The Institutional Consequences of Nudging: Nudges, Politics, and the Law.
The Institutional Consequences of Nudging: Nudges, Politics, and the Law.

Lepenies, R. and Małecka, M., 2015. The Institutional Consequences of Nudging–Nudges, Politics, and the Law. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 6(3), pp.427-437.
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The Poor Have No Money – So Just Give it to Them! In Favour of Inclusive Aid and Unconditional Cash Transfers..
The Poor Have No Money – So Just Give it to Them! In Favour of Inclusive Aid and Unconditional Cash Transfers..

Lauer, Lorenz and Lepenies, Robert, The Poor Have No Money – So Just Give it to Them! In Favour of Inclusive Aid and Unconditional Cash Transfers (February 2015). EUI Department of Law Research Paper MWP 2015/02. 

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2014

Economists as Political Philosophers: A Critique of Normative Trade Theory.
Economists as Political Philosophers: A Critique of Normative Trade Theory.

Lepenies, Robert. 2014. Economists as Political Philosophers: A Critique of Normative Trade Theory, EUI Department of Law Research Paper No. MWP 2014/11. 

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2012

Keynesian Economics.
Keynesian Economics.

Lepenies, Robert and Lepenies, Philipp. 2012. Keynesian Economics. n Mark Juergensmeyer and Helmut K. Anheier (eds) Encyclopedia of Global Studies: Sage Publications.

Civil Rights.
Civil Rights.

Lepenies, Robert. 2012. “Civil Rights” in Mark Juergensmeyer and Helmut K. Anheier (eds) Encyclopedia of Global Studies: Sage Publications