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MAAYAN DAVIDOVITZ

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, Public Administration, and, Public Policy and Administration.

 
 

List of Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles in Scientific Journals:

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

2. 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. 

 

3. Cohen, Nissim., Klenk Tanja., Davidovitz, Maayan & Cardaun Sarah (forthcoming). "Varieties of Welfare Markets from a Street-Level Perspective: Comparing Long-term Care Services in Germany and Israel." Public Administration Review, 1-10.

4. Davidovitz, Maayan (forthcoming). "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.

5. 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. [Video abstract].

6. 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.

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

8. 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.

9. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (2021). “I Have Learned My Lesson”: How clients’ trust betrayals shape the future ways in which street-level bureaucrats cope with their clients." Public Administration, 1-17. 

10. 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.

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

12. 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.

13. 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.

​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.

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. 

 

Awards and Honors

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 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", University of Haifa, Israel (Virtual Workshop) - Organizer, Presenter and Chair. 

September 2021 - The Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) 2021, Online – Presenter (“How do Different Organizational Influences Lead Street-Level Bureaucrats to Move towards Clients?”).

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.

Selected Conference Participation

 

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).

 

Peer Reviewer for Scientific Journals

  • Public Management Review 

  • Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 

  • Public Administration Review

  • Public Administration 

  • Public Performance & Management Review 

  • Administration & Society 

  • Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 

  • International Review of Public Policy

  • European Policy Analysis 

 

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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