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The design of land policy in Israel: Between law and political culture
Land Use Policy (2010)
  • Assaf Meydani
Abstract

This article deals with the Israeli land policy in light of a certain judicial decision made by the Israeli High Court of justice (HCJ). A decision known as the “Land decision” (2002). Following the concept of shared mental models I will claim that the ruling of the HCJ at the given point in time expresses societal preferences formed through a process of learning through which society develops a shared mental model of ‘alternative behavior’ that reflects the way in which individuals and groups adapt to solve the social problems they face in various contexts. This shared mental model provides a frame of reference for the actions of political players such as politicians, special interest groups as well as the Supreme Court in shaping the design and implementation of Israel’ land policy. However regarding the Israeli land decision the ability of the Supreme Court to determine policy is limited on the implementation level.

Keywords
  • Public policy; Law
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Assaf Meydani. "The design of land policy in Israel: Between law and political culture" Land Use Policy Vol. 27 Iss. 4 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/assaf__meydani/34/