The Rise and Fall of Human Rights: Cynicism and Politics in Occupied Palestine

The Rise and Fall of Human Rights:  Cynicism and Politics in Occupied Palestine
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Published Date: 30 April 2013
ISBN-13: 978-0804784719

Allen’s book provides a ground-breaking ethnographic investigation of the Palestinian human rights world. Human rights activity has been professionalized and politicised in Palestine, creating cynicism among Palestinian. Lori Allen contends that far from indicating apathy, this cynicism creates a productive critique of domestic politics and Western interventionism.

Shortlisted for Palestine Book Awards 2013

Past Winners

  • In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood
  • Balfour in the Dock: J.M.N. Jeffries & the Case for the Prosecution
  • Brothers Apart: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the Arab world
  • The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine
  • On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements
  • Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance
  • The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948
  • Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre
  • The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories
  • Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities