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Constitutionalism: The Israeli and American Experiences
     

Constitutionalism: The Israeli and American Experiences

by Daniel J. Elazar, Itzhak Zamir (Introduction), Thomas R. Pickering (Foreword by)
 
In Israel today there is increasingly vigorous support for the framing of a constitution. At the same time there is almost no recognition that in forty years Israel has acquired an almost complete set of basic laws that form a constitution. The aims of this volume are threefold: to inform the Israeli public and the world as to what exists and consider what still

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In Israel today there is increasingly vigorous support for the framing of a constitution. At the same time there is almost no recognition that in forty years Israel has acquired an almost complete set of basic laws that form a constitution. The aims of this volume are threefold: to inform the Israeli public and the world as to what exists and consider what still is needed in the way of a constitution; to enter constitutionalism firmly on the Israeli public agenda; and to learn from the American experience. The author shows that Israel's constitution is more than anything else a modern adaptation of an ancient constitution. Contents: Israel and Models of Modern Constitutionalism; The Politics of Constitution-Making in the United States and Israel; Issues of Constitutional Design: Civil Rights and Liberties; Issues of Constitutional Design: Interjurisdictional Relations; The State of Constitutionalism in the United States and Israel: Where Do We Go from Here?àR Co-publised with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

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Yale Journal Of International Law
Their insights will prove valuable to students of American constitutional law, the Israeli constitutional debate, and comparative constitution writing in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819177971
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
06/01/1991
Series:
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs/Center for Jewish Community Studies Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.91(d)

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