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

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ISBN 9781032213040
April 29, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
296 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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

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


"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.