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Courts, Politics, and Culture in Israel

Martin Edelman

BUY Cloth · 169 pp. · 6 × 9 · ISBN 9780813915074 · $49.50 · Apr 1994

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.

About the Author(s): 

Martin Edelman is Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York at Albany. He is the author of Dramatic Theories and the Constitution.

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