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The Resource Building democracy on sand : Israel without a constitution, Arye Carmon

Building democracy on sand : Israel without a constitution, Arye Carmon

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Building democracy on sand : Israel without a constitution
Title
Building democracy on sand
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Israel without a constitution
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Arye Carmon
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  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
"More than seven decades after the founding of Israel, the momentum to establish a Jewish state has led to remarkable achievements in the nation's "hardware": stable structures in government, the military, and the economy. At the same time, the "operating system," the guidelines that accommodate human diversity and enable coexistence, is still riddled with weaknesses. Arye Carmon diagnoses the critical vulnerabilities at the heart of Israeli democracy and the obstacles to forming a sustainable national consciousness. The author merges touching narratives about his own life in Israel with insightful ruminations on the Jewish diaspora and the arc of Israel's history, illuminating the conflicts between Jewish identities and between democratic values and the halacha-the collective body of Jewish religious laws. There is no consensus on the characteristics that define Israel as a state that is both Jewish and democratic. Rather, the struggle between a secular and a religious Jewish identity, amid voices promoting ethnocentric nationalism, threatens to sever the ties that strengthen democracy. This cultural fragility has far-reaching implications for Israeli institutions and deepens societal rifts. Israel lacks a constitution to bind its democracy and a bill of rights to safeguard the freedoms of its citizens, enable the inclusion of diverse outlooks and beliefs, and underpin the norms of its civil society"--
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Carmon, Arye
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index present
Language note
Translated from the original Hebrew into English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hoover Institution Press
Series volume
no. 705
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  • Constitutional law
  • Judaism and state
  • Israel
  • Constitutional law
  • Judaism and state
  • Politics and government
  • Israel
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Building democracy on sand : Israel without a constitution, Arye Carmon
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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  • txt
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Dimensions
23 cm
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xv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780817923150
Lccn
2019032339
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1111950181
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Building democracy on sand : Israel without a constitution, Arye Carmon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780817923150
Lccn
2019032339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1111950181

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