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Law and the Culture of Israel

Menachem Mautner


Within a short span of time in the course of the 1980s, the Supreme Court of Israel effected far-reaching changes in its legal doctrine and in the way it perceives its role among the state's branches. This book locates those changes in the context of the great historical process that took shape in Israel in the second half of the 1970s: the decline of the political, social, and cultural hegemony of the labor movement, and the renewal of the struggle over the future orientation of the country's culture. Two social groups have confronted each other at the heart of this struggle: a secular group ... More

Keywords: Arab citizens, Israel, Israeli culture, judicial activism, judicial review, legal formalism, political liberalism, religious fundamentalism, Supreme Court of Israel, Zionism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199600564
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600564.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Menachem Mautner, author
Professor of Law and the Danielle Rubinstein Chair of Comparative Civil Law and Jurisprudence, the Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University
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