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

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Alexander (Sandy) Kedar

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law

Oren Yiftachel

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Department of Geography and Environmental Development

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kedar, Alexander and Yiftachel, Oren, Land Regime and Social Relations in Israel. SWISS HUMAN RIGHTS BOOK, Vol. 1, Hernando de Soto & Francis Cheneval, eds., Ruffer & Rub, p. 127, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=906336

Alexander Kedar (Contact Author)

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Oren Yiftachel

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Department of Geography and Environmental Development ( email )

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