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The Resource Building democracy on sand : Israel without a constitution, Arye Carmon, (electronic resource)

Building democracy on sand : Israel without a constitution, Arye Carmon, (electronic resource)

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Building democracy on sand : Israel without a constitution
Title
Building democracy on sand
Title remainder
Israel without a constitution
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Arye Carmon
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Language
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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Midwest
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Carmon, Arye
Dewey number
342.5694
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Hoover Institution Press publication
Series volume
no. 705
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  • Constitutional law
  • Judaism and state
  • Electronic books
  • Israel
Target audience
adult
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Building democracy on sand : Israel without a constitution, Arye Carmon, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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MWT12664125
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780817923167
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12664125
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remote
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12664125
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Building democracy on sand : Israel without a constitution, Arye Carmon, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12664125
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780817923167
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12664125
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12664125
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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