Israeli Constitutional Law in the Making

Edited by: Gideon Sapir, Daphne Barak-Erez, Aharon Barak

In the domain of comparative constitutionalism, Israeli constitutional law is a fascinating case-study constituted by many dilemmas. It is moving from the old British tradition of an unwritten constitution and no judicial review of legislation to fully-fledged constitutionalism endorsing judicial review and based on the text of a series of basic laws. At the same time, it is struggling with major questions of identity, in the context of Israel's constitutional vision of 'a Jewish and Democratic' State. Israeli Constitutional Law in the Making offers a comprehensive study of Israeli constitutional law in a systematic manner that moves from constitution-making to specific areas of contestation, including State/religion relations, national security, and social rights, as well as structural questions of judicial review. The book features contributions by leading scholars of Israeli constitutional law, with comparative comments by leading scholars of constitutional law from the US and Europe. (Series: Hart Studies in Comparative Public Law - Vol. 2)

578 pages

Publication Date: 10/31/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849464093