The History of Law in a Multi-Cultural Society: Israel 1917-1967

The History of Law in a Multi-Cultural Society: Israel 1917-1967

by Ron Harris, Assaf Likhovski, Sandy Kedar, Penina Lahav
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754621456

ISBN-13: 9780754621454

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

This path-breaking collection of essays on the history of Israel from a legal perspective, brings together the work of many distinguished Israeli legal historians. It focuses primarily on the impact of colonialism, nationalism and socialism on the law of Palestine and Israel between 1917 and 1967 and the topics examined in detail include: the role of law in the…  See more details below

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This path-breaking collection of essays on the history of Israel from a legal perspective, brings together the work of many distinguished Israeli legal historians. It focuses primarily on the impact of colonialism, nationalism and socialism on the law of Palestine and Israel between 1917 and 1967 and the topics examined in detail include: the role of law in the shaping of mandatory society, law and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli courts, the holocaust and the interaction of law and class in mandatory Palestine and Israel, The book also contains important historiographical essays by leading American legal historians, who offer reflections on the study of legal history in the American and Israeli context.

Author Biography: Ron Harris earned his LLB, BA (History) and MA (History) at Tel Aviv University and PhD in legal history at Columbia University. He is the author of Industrializing English Law (Cambridge, 2000) and various articles on English and Israeli legal history. He teaches legal history, economic history, welfare law and business law at Tel Aviv University. Sandy Kedar earned his LLB at the Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University, where he also studied History. He earned his LL.M and S.J.D. at Harvard Law School. He teaches property, land regimes and Legal History. He has written various articles on Israeli legal history, property and land regime. Pnina Lahav earned her LLB at the faculty of law at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and her LL.M and S.J.D at Yale law school. She teaches constitutional law, political and civil liberties and comparative aspects of legal cultures. She is the editor of Press Law in Modern Democracies (Longman, 1985) and of theaward-winning Judgment in Jerusalem, a biography of Israeli Chief Justice Simon Agranat. Assaf Likhovski earned his LLB and MA (History) at Tel Aviv University and his S.J.D. in legal history at Harvard Law School. He has written various articles on Israeli, American and British legal history. He teaches legal history, comparative law and Taxation at Tel Aviv University.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754621454
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Pages:
462
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
1Israeli Legal History: Past and Present1
Pt. ILaw Under British Rule
2The National Construction of a Workers' Moral Community: Labor's Informal Justice in Early Mandate Palestine37
3Colonialism, Nationalism and Legal Education: The Case of Mandatory Palestine75
4The Dialectics of Zionism and Democracy in the Law of Mandatory Palestine95
5The Hebrew Law of Peace: The Demise of Law-as-Culture in Early Mandate Palestine105
Pt. IIThe Israeli Supreme Court
6Breaking the Acoustic Wall between the Kastner and Eichmann Trials123
7The Pains and Gains of Writing Biography: Reflections on Writing the Biography of Chief Justice Simon Agranat147
8Law and Culture in Israel: The 1950s and the 1980s175
Pt. IIILaw and Power
9Legitimizing Imprisonment for Debt: Lawyers, Judges and Legislators217
10Mass Immigration, Housing Supply and Supreme Court Jurisprudence of Land Expropriation in Early Statehood273
11The Jewish State and the Arab Possessor: 1948-1967311
Pt. IVA View from Within
12Israeli Legal History383
Pt. VPerspectives from Abroad
13Property and Power in American Legal History393
14Legal History: Israel and the United States - Some Remarks407
15Writing Legal History in a Post-Formalist World415
Israeli Legal History: A Bibliography423
Index437

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