Justice and World Order Reassessing Richard Falk's Scholarship and Advocacy
This book critically assesses the impact of Richard A. Falk’s scholarship, which has spanned nearly six decades and addressed key issues at the intersections of international law and relations.
Falk has offered powerful insights on the nature and reach of international law, international relations, and the structure of their respective processes in order to assess the main challenges to the creation of a just "world order," the path-breaking concept which he has helped to develop. Continuing in the critical spirit that has informed Richard’s work as a scholar and a public intellectual, this book reflects a multiplicity of perspectives and approaches in the analysis and assessment of these selected themes.
This volume looks at four key themes of Falk’s work:
• International Law and International Relations Theories and Concepts
• War, Peace, and Human Security
• Social and Political Justice, and
• The Scholar as Citizen and Activist
This will be a useful book for scholars and students of international law, global governance, political theory, and international relations theory, and for those studying human security, international organizations, and transnational activism.
Foreword by Mary Kaldor
Chapter 1 – Introduction. In Quest of Humane Governance: Richard Falk’s Odyssey
George Andreopoulos and Henry F. Carey
Part I The Scholarly Quest of Humane Governance
Chapter 2 – From World Order to Militarization to Securitization: Richard Falk’s Contribution to a Theory of Post-Modern Mobilization
Henry F. Carey and W. Blake Morley
Chapter 3 – Culture and Tradition in the International Human Rights System
Chapter 4 – Prescience and Principles: Richard Falk’s Contributions to the Study and Practice of Human Rights
Chapter 5 – A Cosmopolitan Perspective on Global Criminal Justice
Chapter 6 – The Resurgence of Hegemonic International Law: Whither Global Law?
Chapter 7 – Giraffe Politics on an Endangered Planet
Part II The Scholar as Public Intellectual and Activist
Chapter 8 – Richard Falk, Public Intellectual
Henry F. Carey and Kathie Barrett
Chapter 9 – Combating Complacency: The Moral Imperative of Denuclearization
Chapter 10 – Richard Falk, a citizen-pilgrim for Palestine: bearing witness and the role of UN Special Rapporteur
Chapter 11 – Falk’s Cosmopolitan View of Sovereignty: the Ambition of Necessity to Pursue World Order through Law
Henry F. Carey and Stacey M. Mitchell
Chapter 12 – A Response in the Spirit of Dialogue and Gratitude
Richard A. Falk
Appendix: Interview with Richard Falk
"Richard Falk continues to be one of the most dynamic, fearless and provocative public intellectuals in the world today and this joyous volume fully captures the many sides of his humanity. This is not only a difficult book to put down, it also will make the reader visit (and revisit) much of Falk’s prodigious scholarship."
Mark Gibney, Belk Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina-Asheville; and Affiliated Scholar, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Sweden.