You are looking at  1-13 of 13 articles  for:

  • Political Institutions x
  • Law and Politics x
  • Political Science x
Clear All

View:

The Electoral System of Israel  

Matthew S. Shugart

The electoral system of Israel is an “extreme” example of proportional representation because of its use of a single nationwide district. This feature has been a constant since 1949, while ... More

The Executive Branch in Israel  

Ofer Kenig

As in other parliamentary democracies, the Israeli government is dependent on the confidence of parliament. Israel is a country with a diverse society, divided by multidimensional ... More

Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and Democracy  

Tobias Berger and Milli Lake

Print publication date:
Mar 2018
Online publication date:
Apr 2018
This chapter examines the promotion of human rights, the rule of law, and democracy by external actors in areas of limited statehood. It begins with the definition of key terms and a brief ... More

The Judicial Branch in Israel  

Menachem Hofnung and Mohammed S. Wattad

The contemporary perception of Israel’s judiciary as an independent branch does not coincide with Israel’s first government’s perception after establishing the first Supreme Court. To a ... More

The Judicial Process and Public Policy  

Kevin T. McGuire

Print publication date:
Jun 2008
Online publication date:
Sep 2009
This article considers several issues that are related to the judicial process. It aims to shed some light on the policy capacities that the courts possess, as well as the impact of their ... More

The Judiciary and Judicial Reform  

Patricia E. Salkin and Amy Lavine

Print publication date:
Sep 2012
Online publication date:
Dec 2012
This article describes the judiciary and judicial reform in New York. Reform has been ongoing, and in recent years the courts in New York have evolved into a unified system to manage ... More

The Judiciary and the Role of Law  

Mathew D. McCubbins and Daniel B. Rodriguez

Print publication date:
Jun 2008
Online publication date:
Sep 2009
This article discusses the judiciary and the role of law. It talks about the implications of the approach for issues in statutory interpretation, and then examines the relationship between ... More

The Judiciary in Nigeria Since 1999  

Patrick Ukata

Print publication date:
Oct 2018
Online publication date:
Nov 2018
Since May 1999, the Nigerian judiciary has increasingly been called upon to play a more critical role in interpreting the constitution, ensuring the enforcement of the rule of law and the ... More

Legal Perspectives  

José E. Alvarez

Print publication date:
Jun 2018
Online publication date:
Aug 2018
This chapter surveys how international legal scholars have catalogued and sought to explain the legal impact of the UN even though its political and judicial organs have not been delegated ... More

The Legislative Branch in Israel  

Chen Friedberg and Reuven Y. Hazan

The Knesset is the legislative body of Israel, which has been a parliamentary, unitary democracy since its foundation. It is a unicameral parliament, elected through a proportional ... More

The New York State Attorney General  

Daniel L. Feldman

Print publication date:
Sep 2012
Online publication date:
Dec 2012
This article explores the fascinating and varied tools with which the New York State attorney general exercises power over lives and property. The New York State attorney general has ... More

Parties and the Party System of Israel  

Reuven Y. Hazan

Both the parties and the party system of Israel have undergone significant changes during the last seventy years. This chapter begins by delineating the transformation of the political ... More

Political Reform in Israel  

Gideon Rahat

Israel has experienced both failed and successful attempts to reform its democratic institutions in the seventy years since its founding. The most noteworthy failure has been in the ... More

View: