The History of Law in a Multi-Cultural Society: Israel 1917-1967by Ron Harris, Assaf Likhovski, Sandy Kedar, Penina Lahav
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 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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Table of ContentsIsraeli legal history: past and present, Ron Harris, Alexandre (Sandy) Kedar, Pnina Lahav, Assaf Likhovski; Law Under British Rule: The national construction of a workers' moral community: Labor's informal justice in early Mandate Palestine, David De Vries; Colonialism, nationalism and legal education: the case of Mandatory Palestine, Assaf Likhovski; The dialectics of Zionism and democracy in the law of Mandatory Palestine, Yoram Shachar; The Hebrew law of peace: the demise of law-as-culture in early Mandate Palestine, Ronen Shamir; The Israeli Supreme Court: Breaking the acoustic wall between the Kastner and Eichmann trials, Leora Bilsky; The pains and gains of writing biography: reflections on writing the biography of Chief Justice Simon Agranat, Pnina Lahav; Law and culture in Israel: the 1950s and the 1980s, Menachem Mautner; Law and Power: Legitimizing imprisonment for debt: lawyers, judges and legislators, Ron Harris; mass immigration, housing supply and Supreme Court jurisprudence of land expropriation in early statehood, Yifat Holzman-Gazit; The Jewish State and the Arab Possessor: 1948-1967, Alexandre (Sandy) Kedar; A View From Within: Israeli legal history, Aharon Barak.
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