Prof. Kedar Nir

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Prof. Kedar Nir
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Research

Research interests: 

Modern legal history, Israeli legal history, Israeli history, Legal and political theory and comparative law.

Publications

1. Nir Kedar, Blue and White Law: Identity and Law in Israel, A Century-Long Polemic, Beg-Gurion University Press, The Open University of Israel Press and Tel Aviv University Press 2017 (Hebrew). • The book won an Honorable Mention for 2017 from the International Association for Israel Studies.   

2. Nir Kedar, Ben-Gurion and the Constitution (Hebrew) Bar-Ilan University Press & Dvir Press, 2015.

3. Avi Bareli and Nir Kedar, Israeli Republicanism, Israel Democracy Institute 2011 (Hebrew).

4. Nir Kedar, Mamlakhtiyut: David Ben-Gurion Civic Thought, Ben-Gurion University Press & Yad Ben-Zvi 2009. (Hebrew) • The book won the Shapiro Prize for Best Book on Israel for 2009 from the International Association for Israel Studies.

5. Nir Kedar, “A Scholar, Teacher, Judge, and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction: The Case of Aharon Barak,” 62 Loyola Law Review (2016), pp. 659-689.

6. Nir Kedar, “I’m in the East but my Law is from the West: The East-West Dilemma in Israeli Mixed Legal System,” in Vernon Palmer (ed.), Mixed Legal Systems, East and West, Farnham: Ashgate 2015, pp. 141-150.

7. Nir Kedar, “The Roots of Ben-Gurion’s Opposition to a Written Constitution,” Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 12 (2013) pp 1-16 (first article of the year).

8. Nir Kedar, “Democracy and Judicial Autonomy in Israel’s Early Years,” 15.1 Israel Studies (2010), pp. 25-46.

9. Nir Kedar, “A Civilian Commander in Chief: Ben-Gurion’s Mamlakhtiyut, the Army and the Law,” 14:2 Israel Affairs (2008), 202-217.

10. Nir Kedar, “Law, Culture and Civil Codification in a Mixed Legal System,” 17 Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2007) 177.

 

 

 

 

Resume

Nir Kedar is a professor of law and history at Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, and the former Dean of Sapir Academic College School of Law in Israel. He graduated from Tel-Aviv University (history and law) magna cum laude, clerked for the President of the Israeli Supreme Court Prof. Aharon Barak, and received his S.J.D. from Harvard. His main fields of interest are Israeli history, modern legal history, legal and political theory and comparative law. In these fields he has published five books and numerous articles. His first book, Mamlakhtiyut: David Ben-Gurion’s Civic Thought, 2009 (Hebrew), won the AIS Shapiro Prize for Best Book on Israel for 2009. His most recent book is Blue and White Law: Identity and Law in Israel, A Century-Long Polemic, 2017 (Hebrew). 

 

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Courses

Legal History, Comparative Law, Jurisprudence