Settler-Colonialism and Legal Ordering: Israel as a ‘Jewish and Democratic’ State


Dr. Mazen Masri joined the City Law School as a lecturer in September 2013. He has previously taught at the University of Toronto and York University in Toronto. Mazen is a qualified lawyer and a member of the Israeli Bar Association. He has worked as a lawyer and consultant, and has served as legal advisor to the Negotiations Affairs Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). His academic work has appeared legal and interdisciplinary journals such as Social and Legal Studies, Asian Journal of International Law and International Journal of Law in Context as well as scholarly e-zines and blogs. Today’s talk is based on his book, The Dynamics of Exclusionary Constitutionalism: Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State, published in 2017 as part of Hart Studies in Comparative Public Law Series.

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