Theorizing and Tracing the Legal Dimensions of a Control Framework: Law and the Arab-Palestinian Minority in Israel’s First Three Decades (1948–1978)

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 25, pp. 299-378, 2011

80 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2011  

Ilan Saban

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This article aims to provide three contributions to the field of law and minorities: it suggests adopting a different theoretical structure for the analysis of the legal status of minorities in deeply-divided societies; it attempts to advance us in answering one of the most fundamental questions of law and society – the intriguing involvement of the law in engendering stability among certain exploitive power relations (in this case vis-à-vis ethnic minorities); it presents these theoretical arguments not only in the abstract, but also by applying (and verifying) them through a case study. The major part of the article is dedicated to the exploration of the case of the Arab-Palestinian minority during certain formative years. As the discussion of law and minorities comes to the fore in many countries, this article carries comparative significance as well.

Keywords: Arab Palestinian, minority rights, control, law and society, Israel

Suggested Citation

Saban, Ilan, Theorizing and Tracing the Legal Dimensions of a Control Framework: Law and the Arab-Palestinian Minority in Israel’s First Three Decades (1948–1978) (2011). Emory International Law Review, Vol. 25, pp. 299-378, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1962518 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1962518

Ilan Saban (Contact Author)

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law ( email )

Mount Carmel
Haifa, 31905
Israel

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