The rise and fall of human rights : cynicism and politics in occupied Palestine
- Lori Allen.
- Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2013.
- Physical description
- xviii, 258 pages ; 24 cm.
- Stanford studies in human rights.
- Allen, Lori, 1971- author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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<em>The Rise and Fall of Human Rights</em> provides a groundbreaking ethnographic investigation of the Palestinian human rights world--its NGOs, activists, and "victims, " as well as their politics, training, and discourse--since 1979. Though human rights activity began as a means of struggle against the Israeli occupation, it has since been professionalised and politicised, transformed into a public relations tool for political legitimisation and state-making. In failing to end the Israeli occupation, protect basic human rights, or establish an accountable Palestinian government, the human rights industry has become the object of cynicism for many Palestinians. Lori Allen contends, however, that far from indicating apathy, such cynicism generates a productive critique of domestic politics and Western interventionism. The book's broad appeal lies in illuminating the successes and failures of Palestinians' varied engagements with human rights in their quest for independence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Human rights advocacy > Political aspects > Palestine > History.
- Palestinian Arabs > Civil rights > Gaza Strip > History.
- Palestinian Arabs > Civil rights > West Bank > History.
- Human rights > Palestine > History.
- Palestine > Politics and government > 1948-
- Arab-Israeli conflict > 1973-1993.
- Arab-Israeli conflict > 1993-
- Publication date
- Stanford studies in human rights
- 9780804784702 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 0804784701 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 9780804784719 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 080478471X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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