Law and the Culture of Israel
Reviews and Awards
"A penetrating study of the role of the activist Israeli Supreme court in the changing political and economic context of the past thirty years. Mautner argues, with calm conviction, that difficult political choices embracing greater multiculturalism need to be made so as to reconcile the centrifugal tendencies of the divided components of Israeli society. But he also offers valuable lessons for those interested in the increasing importance of Supreme and constitutional courts worldwide. An indispensable work of legal scholarship and political analysis."
--David Nelken, Distinguished Research Professor of law, Cardiff University and Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford
"This book by Menachem Mautner is one of the most important academic acheivements ever published on the relationship between law and culture in Israel...(it) respects the importance of (the law's) Jewish characteristics and yet allows greater freedom and human righrs to it's non-Jewish minorities... This book is unquestionably required reading for all students, scholars, and serious observers of law and society in Israel.'"
"Mautner's current book, iLaw and the Culture of Israelr, condenses twenty years' worth of publications into 226 pages. Subjects Mautner has discussed at great length in Hebrew are here discussed in brief."
--Adam Hofri-Winogradow, Edinburgh Law Review
"An excellent guide for anyone seeking to understand the special place of law in Israeli society today."
--Yedidia Z. Stern, The American Journal of Comparative Law