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.
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.