The Israeli Supreme Court and the Human Rights Revolution by Assaf Meydani
Courts as Agenda Setters

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This book explains the reciprocal relations between the Supreme Court and the Israeli political system. It is based on a unique approach that contends that the non-governability of the political system and an alternative political culture are two key formal and informal variables affecting the behavior of several political players within the Israeli arena. The analysis illustrates the usefulness of such a model for analyzing long-term socio-political processes and explaining the actions of the players. Until this model changes significantly, the decisions of the High Court of Justice express the values of the state and enable Israel to remain a nation that upholds human rights. The Court's decisions determine the normative educational direction and reflect Israel's democratic character with regard to the values of human rights.
 

About Assaf Meydani

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Dr. Assaf Meydani is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Government and Society at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo. His research interests include public policy, politics and law, and political economy. Dr. Meydani has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for New Institutional Science at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and the Institute of Management, Innovation, and Organization at the University of California at Berkeley. He is author of Political Transformations and Political Entrepreneurs: Israel in Comparative Perspective (2009). His articles have appeared in journals such as Israel Studies, Israel Law Review, Policy and Society, Constitutional Political Economy, Rationality and Society, and Land Use Policy.
 
Published June 27, 2011 by Cambridge University Press. 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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