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: 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

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