1st Edition

Justice and World Order Reassessing Richard Falk's Scholarship and Advocacy

Edited By George Andreopoulos, Henry F Carey Copyright 2022
    296 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    296 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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

    Hilary Charlesworth

    Chapter 4 – Prescience and Principles: Richard Falk’s Contributions to the Study and Practice of Human Rights

    Lisa Hajjar

    Chapter 5 – A Cosmopolitan Perspective on Global Criminal Justice

    Daniele Archibughi

    Chapter 6 – The Resurgence of Hegemonic International Law: Whither Global Law?

    George Andreopoulos

    Chapter 7 – Giraffe Politics on an Endangered Planet

    Paul Wapner

    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

    Asli Bali

    Chapter 10 – Richard Falk, a citizen-pilgrim for Palestine: bearing witness and the role of UN Special Rapporteur

    Mandy Turner

    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


    George Andreopoulos is Professor of Political Science and Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Graduate Center, CUNY, US.

    Henry F. Carey is Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University, US.

    "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.