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MAAYAN DAVIDOVITZ
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Hi there! I am Maayan Davidovitz, a postdoctoral fellow in the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. I am a public administration and policy scholar, and I am passionate about exploring the relationships between public servants and citizens and how they shape the dynamic between the state and society.​ I received my Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from the University of Haifa in 2021. My research interests include public policy, public administration, policy implementation, street-level bureaucracy, trust in public administration, educational policy and social policy. My latest works have been published in Public Management Review, Public Administration Review, Regulation & Governance, The American Review of Public Administration, and, Public Administration.

Publication

List of Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles in Scientific Journals:

1. Davidovitz, Maayan & Shwartz-Ziv, Tamar (accepted). The Role of Organizational and Client Reactions in Understanding Representative Bureaucracy, The American Review of Public Administration.

2. Edri-Peer, Ofek., Silveira, Mariana., Davidovitz, Maayan., Frisch-Aviram, Neomi., Shehade, Jamal., Diab, Hadeel., Golan-Nadir, Niva & Cohen, Nissim (forthcoming). Policy Entrepreneurship on the Street-Level: A Systematic Literature Review, European Policy Analysis. [article].

3. Davidovitz, Maayan (forthcoming). "Winds of Change: How Street-Level Bureaucrats Actively Represent Minority Clients by Influencing Majority Clients: The context of LGB Israeli Teachers." Public Administration, 1-17. [article].

4. Davidovitz, Maayan., Cardaun Sarah., Klenk Tanja & Cohen Nissim (forthcoming). "How do Different Organizational Influences Lead Street-Level Workers to Move towards Clients? A Comparison of Care Services for the Elderly in Germany and Israel." Public Management Review, 1-18. [article].

5. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (2023). "Politicians’ Involvement in Street-Level Policy Implementation: Implications for Social Equity." Public Policy and Administration, 38(3) 309-328. [article].

6. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (2023). “I Have Learned My Lesson”: How clients’ trust betrayals shape the future ways in which street-level bureaucrats cope with their clients." Public Administration, 101(1). 335-351. [article].

 

7. Cohen, Nissim., Klenk Tanja., Davidovitz, Maayan & Cardaun Sarah (2023). "Varieties of Welfare Markets from a Street-Level Perspective: Comparing Long-term Care Services in Germany and Israel." Public Administration Review, 83(2)419-428. [article].

8. Davidovitz, Maayan (2022). "How Street-Level Bureaucrats Exercise their Discretion to Encourage Clients' Political Participation: A Case Study of Israeli LGBTQ+ Teachers." Public Policy and Administration, 1-18. [article].

9. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (2022). “Alone in the campaign: Distrust in regulators and the coping of front-line workers." Regulation & Governance, 16(4), 1005-1021. [article] | [video abstract].

10. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (2022). "Playing defence: the impact of trust on the coping mechanisms of street-level bureaucrats." Public Management Review, 24(2), 279-300. [article].

11. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (2022). "Which Clients Inspire or Reduce the Trust of Street-Level Bureaucrats?" Administration & Society, 54(8), 1516-1541. [article].

12. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (2022). "Speaking truth to power—How political rhetoric leads to a counter response of LGBTQ street-level bureaucrats." International Public Management Journal, 25(2)165-177. [article].

13. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (2022). "Frontline social service as a battlefield: Insights from street-level bureaucrats' interactions with violent clients." Social Policy & Administration, 56(1)73-86. [article].

14. Davidovitz, Maayan., Cohen Nissim & Gofen Anat (2021). "Governmental Response to Crises and Its Implications for Street-Level Implementation: Policy Ambiguity, Risk, and Discretion during the COVID-19 Pandemic." Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 23(1), 120-130. [article].

15. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (2021). “Violence against social service providers and coping mechanisms at the frontline - The case of teachers and social workers." Social Security, 115, 1-25. [Hebrew]. [article].

​Other Scientific Publications:

1. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (2020). The Impact of Trust on The Coping Mechanisms of Street-Level Bureaucrats. Working Paper no. 10 of the Center for Public Management and Policy (CPMP), The University of Haifa. [Hebrew]. [article].

2. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (2022) Politicians' Involvement in Street-Level Implementation: Implications for Social Equity. Working Paper no. 18 of the Center for Public Management and Policy (CPMP), The University of Haifa. [Hebrew]. [article].

Awards

Awards and Honors

2023 - The International Public Policy Association (IPPA) 2023 Early Career Research Award [online link].

2023 - The Harry Bloomfield Postdoctoral Scholarship, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

2022 - The Planning and Budgeting Committee (Vatat) Scholarship for Outstanding Postdoctoral Researchers.

2022The 2021-2022 Dr. Nadir Tzur Award from the Israeli Political Science Association (ISPSA) for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis.

2021 - Scholarship for Excellence in Doctoral Studies, School of Political Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel.

2021 - Scholarship for Outstanding Doctoral Students of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel.

2021 - Article Publication Grant, Graduate Studies Authority, University of Haifa, Israel.

2020 - American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) Founders’ Fellowship for Outstanding Students in the Field of Public

Service and Public Administration.

2020 - Scholarship for Excellence for Ph.D. Students, School of Political Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel.

2020 - Scholarship for Articles in Ranked Journals for Ph.D. Students, the Head of the School of Political Sciences, University of

Haifa, Israel.

2018 - Scholarship for Excellence for Ph.D. Students, Graduate Studies Authority, University of Haifa, Israel.

June 2023 - International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP6), Toronto, Canada - Invited, Presenter (Bureaucratic Dysfunctions Panel).

March 2023 - American Society of Public Administration’s (ASPA) 2023 Annual Conference, Virtual – Presenter.

January 2023 - Conference on Policy Process Research (COPPR), Denver, Colorado - Presenter (Policy Implementation Panel).

June 2022 - The International Workshop of Public Policy (IWPP3), Budapest, Hungary - Presenter and Discussant (Hybrid Panel - Street-level Bureaucracy in Weak Institutions).

October 2021 - Street-Level Bureaucrats in Times of Change (Virtual Workshop), University of Haifa, Israel - Organizer, Presenter and Chair. 

September 2021 - The Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) 2021, Online – Presenter.

July 2021 - The 26th International Political Science Association (IPSA) Virtual World Congress of Political Science – Presenter.

July 2021 - International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP5), Barcelona, Spain - Presenter (Virtual Panel - Gender public policies of the 21st century: advances and challenges).

July 2021 - International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP5), Barcelona, Spain – Presenter and Discussant (Virtual Panel - Street-level Bureaucracy in Weak Institutions).

February 2021 - Israeli Sociology Society’s 52nd Annual Conference, Sapir Academic College, Israel – Presenter.

June 2020 - American Society of Public Administration’s (ASPA) 2020 Digital Annual Conference – Invited, Presenter.

February 2020 - ESPAnet Israel 11th Annual Conference, Ashkelon Academic College, Israel – Presenter.

June 2019 - International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP4), Montréal, Canada – Presenter.

January 2019 - International Public Policy Association (IPPA) Winter School on Public Policy, Autrans, France – Presenter.

Selected Conference Participation

Presntaions

Teaching and Professional Experience

2021- Research fellow at The Center for Public Management and Policy (CPMP), School of Political Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel.

2019-2021 - Teaching assistant for the course “Setting Public Policy” (M.A.), School of Political Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel.

2018-2021 - Teaching assistant for the course “Research Methods and Academic Writing in Political Sciences” (B.A.), School of Political Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel.

2018-2021 - Teaching assistant for the course “Research Methods and Academic Writing in Political Sciences” (B.A. - Naval Officers Course), School of Political Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel.

2017-2021 - Teaching assistant for the course “From Theory to Practice - Guided Project” (B.A.), Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel.

2017- Research assistant on the project “Street-Level Bureaucrats in A Choice-Based Social Services Environment: Comparing Germany and Israel”, the German Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF).

Work Experience

Peer Reviewer for Scientific Journals

  • Public Management Review 

  • Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 

  • Public Administration Review

  • Public Administration 

  • Policy Sciences

  • Public Performance & Management Review 

  • Administration & Society 

  • Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 

  • Urban Affairs Review

  • International Review of Public Policy

  • European Policy Analysis

Reviews

Education

April 2022- Postdoctoral studies, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University.
Host: Prof. Erica Gabrielle Foldy.

2018-2021 - Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy, School of Political Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel.

Dissertation topic: “Trust and the Coping Mechanisms of Street-Level Bureaucrats.”
Advisor: Prof. Nissim Cohen.

2013-2017 - M.A. in Government with Thesis (Magna Cum Laude), the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Reichman University (the Interdisciplinary Center - IDC), Israel.

Thesis topic: “Policies Promoting Women in Sport in the United States, Britain & Israel: A Comparative Study Research of Public Policy Attributes.”

Advisor: Prof. Liza Ireni Saban.

2009-2013 - B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education) in Physical Education, the Zinman College for Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the Wingate Institute, Israel.

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