Agencification and the Administration of Courts in Israel

Regulation & Governance, 2019

Posted: 14 Jan 2021

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Guy Lurie

Israel Democracy Institute

Yair Sagy

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law

Amnon Reichman

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

To shed a realist light on court administration and the regulation of judges in liberal-democratic countries, we conduct an empirical study of an organ that has attracted little attention: the Director of Courts in Israel – an administrative entity that “manages” the judiciary. In important respects, the Director may be regarded as a regulator of judges, thus assessment of judicial independence in Israel is incomplete without recognizing its presence. The institution of the Director has undergone agencification, which entailed augmentation of its capacities and an evolution in mindset regarding the implementation of these capacities. As a result, its powers, mode of operation, and organization have fundamentally transformed over time, as has the regulatory terrain within which judges conduct their business. By introducing novel indicators for assessment and applying them in an unfamiliar context, this paper offers important theoretical contributions to studies of the regulation and administration of courts and judges, and agencification.

Keywords: administration of courts, agencification, regulatory capacities, history of Israeli judiciary, judicial independence, regulation of judges

Suggested Citation

Lurie, Guy and Sagy, Yair and Reichman, Amnon, Agencification and the Administration of Courts in Israel (2019). Regulation & Governance, 2019 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3727200

Guy Lurie

Israel Democracy Institute ( email )

4 Pinsker St.
Jerusalem
Israel

Yair Sagy (Contact Author)

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law ( email )

Mount Carmel
Haifa, 31905
Israel

Amnon Reichman

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law ( email )

Mount Carmel
Haifa, 31905
Israel

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