THE AUSTERITY POLICY AND THE RULE OF LAW: RELATIONS BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC IN FLEDGLING ISRAEL

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Abstract

This article examines the concept of the rule of law as perceived by the Israeli public and
decision-makers during Israel’s early years. The purpose of the article is to examine the relationship between policy-makers and the general public in the early stages of Israeli statehood.
The “rule of law” is employed to facilitate greater understanding of the weaknesses or even
failures of the austerity policy and to unveil some of the mechanisms leading to public disobedience, during times of nation-building fervour. The roles of the public, policy-makers, law
enforcement apparatus and adjudicators in shaping the social order and economic reality is
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-290
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Modern Jewish Studies
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Rule of law
  • Law
  • Economic policy
  • Social policy
  • History
  • 1948-1967
  • 1948
  • Israel
  • Palestine

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