Transformative Justice: Israeli Identity on Trial by Leora Yedida BilskyTransformative Justice: Israeli Identity on Trial by Leora Yedida Bilsky

Transformative Justice: Israeli Identity on Trial

byLeora Yedida Bilsky

Paperback | December 2, 2004

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Can Israel be both Jewish and democratic?

Transformative Justice, Leora Bilsky's landmark study of Israeli political trials, poses this deceptively simple question. The four trials that she analyzes focus on identity, the nature of pluralism, human rights, and the rule of law-issues whose importance extends far beyond Israel's borders. Drawing on the latest work in philosophy, law, history, and rhetoric, Bilsky exposes the many narratives that compete in a political trial and demonstrates how Israel's history of social and ideological conflicts in the courtroom offers us a rare opportunity to understand the meaning of political trials. The result is a bold new perspective on the politics of justice and its complex relationship to the values of liberalism.

Leora Bilsky is Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University.

Title:Transformative Justice: Israeli Identity on TrialFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:December 2, 2004Publisher:University of Michigan PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:047203037X

ISBN - 13:9780472030378

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Editorial Reviews

"Bilsky's book is a breakthrough essay on the theory and practice of political trials. Moving far beyond the conventional theories, it also brilliantly illuminates the role that political trials have played in defining the status of Jews and Arabs in Israeli public life."
--Bruce Ackerman, Yale University