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In this clearly written and tightly argued analysis of the various Israeli court systems, Martin Edelman probes a fundamental issue: whether those courts protect human rights while fostering the development of a common, inclusive national culture.
Edelman's work is based on the assumption that courts are important agencies of government and that, like other governmental institutions in a democracy, courts have an interactive relationship with a society's political culture.
Courts, Politics, and Culture in Israel is a major contribution to the study of comparative constitutionalism and judicial politics.
University of Virginia Press
|1||Politics and the Constitution in Israel||6|
|2||The Changing Role of the Israeli Supreme Court||31|
|3||The Rabbinical Courts: A Portion of Animosity||48|
|4||The Muslim Courts: A Sense of Collectivity||73|
|5||The Druze Courts: A Watchful Instinct||89|
|6||The Military Court System and the Rule of Law||100|
|7||The Impact of the Court Systems on Israeli Political Culture||119|
|Table of Cases||163|