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    Notes on the Value of Theory: Readings in the Law of Return-A Polemic
    Law and Ethics of Human Rights 2 (1): 1-44. 2008.
    The case of Israel generally, and specifically regarding the justifications put forth for the Law of Return by a wide range of liberal scholars, accents the main problems and weaknesses of liberal legality. Part one of the paper rethinks aspects of liberal legality and its artificial nature in light of debates surrounding the Law of Return. Debating both the case of Israel and the insistence of many Israeli scholars on justifying the Law using liberal terms, this part reveals certain aspects of …Read more
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    Kant on Time and Revolution
    Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 39 (1): 197-225. 2018.
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    The ethics of the intellectual: Rereading Edward Said
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (1): 130-148. 2020.
    This article is a close reading of Edward Said’s image of the intellectual and offers a critique and restatement of that image. Said characterizes the intellectual in contrast to two other images:...
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    Historical Justice: On First-Order and Second-Order Arguments for Justice
    Theoretical Inquiries in Law 21 (2): 491-529. 2020.
    This Article makes three moves. First it suggests and elaborates a distinction—already implicit in the literature—between what I will call the first and second order of arguments for justice (hereinafter FOAJ and SOAJ). In part, it is a distinction somewhat similar to that between just war and justice in war. SOAJ are akin to the rules governing justice in war or rules of engagement, while bracketing the reasons and causes of the conflict. FOAJ on the hand are those principles of justice and arg…Read more
  • What's in the Apartheid Analogy? Palestine/Israel Refracted
    with Azar Dakwar
    Theory and Event 23 (3): 664-705. 2020.
    This article engages the analogy of Palestine/Israel to apartheid South Africa, and probes the political imaginary that contours this discussion while explicating the circumstances of its emergence. Accordingly, it contends that apartheid is not merely a system of institutionalized separation; rather, it organizes the facts and reality of separation(s) within a frame and against a background unity that effectively allows it to be perceived as such. To that end, the article explores four key fact…Read more