While most current studies on law and politics in Israel focus on the legal aspects of public policymaking within the courts, this book explores the relationship between law and government from a positive perspective. That is to say that the question asked is: how the political relationships between the three branches of government affect public policy and hence social outcomes.
The eleven contributors to this volume concentrate on Israel from theoretical, comparative and critical approaches, and hence the analysis presented could as well be applied to other polities.
This book was published as a special issue of Israel Affairs.
Abstracts 1. Politics and Law Judges in a Borderless State: Politics versus the Law in the State of Israel Gideon Doron 2. Public Responsibility of Elected Officials in Israel: Crossing the Bounds of Reasonableness Ori Arbel-Ganz and David Nachmias 3. The Supreme Court After the Storm? The Israeli Supreme Court and the Arab-Palestinian Minority in the Aftermath of October 2000 Ilan Saban 4. Judicial Administrative Review in Times of Discontent: The Israeli Supreme Court and the Second Palestinian Uprising Guy I. Seidman 5. Law and Justice Law and Politics in Israel Lands: Toward Distributive Justice Daphne Barak-Erez 6. The Case for Judicial Review over Social Rights: Israeli Perspectives Yoram Rabin and Yuval Shany 7. Judicial Behaviour: A Socio-Cultural Strategic Approach—Conceptual Framework and Analysis of Case Studies in Israel Assaf Meydani