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Author Meydani, Assaf.

Title The Israeli Supreme Court and the Human Rights Revolution [electronic resource] : courts as agenda setters / Assaf Meydani.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xiii, 207 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-187) and index.
Contents The Intervention of the Israeli high court of justice in government decisions : an empirical, quantitative study with paradoxical results -- Law and politics : theoretical aspects -- The Supreme Court as a political entrepreneur in the process of institutional change - an analysis based on shared mental models and political entrepreneurship -- Israeli public law -- Israel in light of structural and cultural variables -- The Supreme Court and the political system in light of social and political processes in Israel during 1948-1999 -- The struggle for a new conservative constitutional court (2000) : redefining the guarantor of human rights in Israel - the role of the Israeli Supreme Court -- The rule of "who governs?" as electoral capital (1999-2007) : the Supreme Court as an agenda setter in Israel -- The Supreme Court of Israel as an agenda setter : three cases -- On law, society and policy design - towards a reform in the relationship between the high court of justice and the knesset.
Summary "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"--Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Courts of last resort -- Israel.
Political questions and judicial power -- Israel.
Constitutional law -- Israel.
Human rights -- Israel.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781107012622 (hardback)
1107012627 (hardback)
9781139099844 (e-book)

 
    
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