Land Regime and Social Relations in Israel
SWISS HUMAN RIGHTS BOOK, Vol. 1, Hernando de Soto & Francis Cheneval, eds., Ruffer & Rub, p. 127, 2006
23 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2006
In this paper, we trace the making of the Israeli land regime, by analyzing the state as an "ethnocracy" - a society shaped by coterminous processes of ethno-national expansion and internal ethno-class stratification. We contend that the Judaization project which forms the "spine" of the Israeli regime, particularly its land and spatial components, has contributed significantly to the creation and preservation of ethno-classes stratification. We highlight the important role of legal institutions and practices in the making and possible transformations of the Israeli land regime.
Keywords: land regimes, property, Israel, legal geography, ethnocracy, Israeli Arabs
JEL Classification: K11, J71
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