The Legitimacy of Hope


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Publication Date: October 2014

ISBN 9781682570326


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In 2014, distinguished jurist Richard Falk completed his six-year term as UN Special Rapporteur on occupied Palestine. With Palestine: The Legitimacy of Hope, he powerfully illuminates the transformation of the Palestinians’ struggle over recent years into one for legitimacy, similar to that pursued by the great anti-colonial movements of the twentieth century. Throughout the information-packed essays collected in this book, Falk discerns many signs of hope that the Palestinian people can harness the growing international attention and solidarity their struggle has achieved and break free of the apartheid and occupation that they have long endured.This is a companion volume to Falk's Chaos and Counterrevolution: After the Arab Spring (Just World Books, 2015.)

Author Biography

Richard Falk is a renowned international law and international relations scholar who in 2014 completed a six-year term as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestine. The author of more than 70 books on international law and international affairs and a campaigner against the horrors of war since the days of the U.S. war in Vietnam, Falk is Professor Emeritus of International Law and Practice at Princeton University. He is currently affiliated with the University of California, Santa Barbara and directs a project on Middle Eastern politics at Istanbul’s Sabanci University.