Maayan Davidovitz

I am a PhD candidate at the Public Administration and Policy Department in the School of Political Sciences at the University of Haifa, Israel. 

My research interests include public policy, policy implementation, street-level bureaucracy, trust in public administration, educational policy and social policy. 

My latest works have been published in Public Management Review

Regulation & Governance, Public Administration and Public Policy and Administration.

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List of Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles in Scientific Journals

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

 

2. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (2021). "Frontline Social Service as a Battlefield: Insights from Street-Level Bureaucrats’ Interactions with Violent Clients." Social Policy & Administration, 1-14.

3. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (2021). "Politicians’ Involvement in Street-Level Policy Implementation: Implications for Social Equity." Public Policy and Administration, 1-20.

4. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (2021). “Alone in the campaign: Distrust in regulators and the coping of front-line workers." Regulation & Governance, 1-17.

5. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (2020). "Playing defence: the impact of trust on the coping mechanisms of street-level bureaucrats." Public Management Review, 1-22.

6. Davidovitz, Maayan, Cohen Nissim & Anat Gofen (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.

7. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (in press). “Violence against social service providers and coping mechanisms at the frontline - The case of teachers and social workers in Israel." Social Security.

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.

 

Awards and Honors

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 - Excellence Scholarship for PhD Students, School of Political Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel.

2020 - Scholarship for Articles in Ranked Journals for PhD Students, the Head of the School of Political Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel.

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

 

Presentation in Scientific Conferences

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 - Israeli Sociology Society’s 51st Annual Conference, Bar-Ilan University, Israel – 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.

 

Work Experience

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

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

2018- 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- 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).

 

Referee for Scientific Journals

Public Management Review (Q1; Public Administration)

Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (Q1; Public Administration)

Public Performance & Management Review (Q3; Public Administration)

Administration & Society (Q3; Public Administration)

Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice (Q3; Public Administration)

 

Education

2018- PhD Candidate in the Public Administration and Policy Department, School of Political Sciences,

University of Haifa, Israel. 
Dissertation topic: “Trust and the Coping Mechanisms of Street-Level Bureaucrats.”
Advisor: Nissim Cohen.

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

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

Advisor: 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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