List of Publications

 

IN ENGLISH:

 

Books

 

  1. Cohen, Nissim (forthcoming). Policy Entrepreneurship at the Street Level: Understanding the Effect of the Individual. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
     

 

Refereed Articles in Scientific Journals

  1. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Vigoda-Gadot, Eran & Cohen, Nissim (forthcoming). “How Well They Manage Crisis? Government's Effectiveness during the Covid-19 Pandemic” Public Administration Review.
     

  2. Frisch Aviram, Neomi, Beeri, Itai & Cohen, Nissim (forthcoming). "How Policy Entrepreneurship Training Affects Policy Entrepreneurship Behavior Among Street-Level Bureaucrats – A Randomized Field Experiment" Journal of European Public Policy.
     

  3. Davidovitz, Maayan, Cohen, Nissim & Gofen, Anat (in press). “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.
     

  4. Golan-Nadir, Niva, Cohen, Nissim & Aviad Rubin (in press). "How citizens’ dissatisfaction with street-level bureaucrats’ exercise of discretion leads to the alternative supply of public services: The case of Israeli marriage registrarsInternational Review of Administrative Sciences.
     

  5. Davidovitz, Maayan & Cohen, Nissim (in press). “Playing Defense: The Impact of Trust on The Coping Mechanisms of Street-Level Bureaucrats” Public Management Review.
     

  6. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Cohen, Nissim & Vigoda-Gadot, Eran (in press). "Antecedents of Trust in the Judiciary: Between Fair Process and High SatisfactionInternational Public Management Journal.
     

  7. Cohen, Nissim, Mizrahi, Shlomo & Vigoda-Gadot, Eran (in press). "Alternative Provision of Public Healthcare: The Role of Citizens' Satisfaction with Public Services and the Social Responsibility of GovernmentHealth Economics, Policy and Law.
     

  8. Adi Binhas & Nissim Cohen (in press). "Policy Entrepreneurs and Anti-Racism Policy" Policy Studies
     

  9. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Vigoda-Gadot, Eran & Cohen, Nissim (2021). "Drivers of Trust in Emergency Organizations Networks: The Role of Readiness, Threat Perceptions and Participation in Decision MakingPublic Management Review 23 (2): 233-253.
     

  10. Cohen, Nissim & Golan-Nadir, Niva (2020). "Why Do Street Level Bureaucrats Risk Themselves for Others? The Case of Israeli Police OfficersAustralian Journal of Public Administration 79 (4): 480-494.
     

  11. Jabotinsky, Hadar & Cohen, Nissim (2020). "Regulatory policy entrepreneurship and reforms: a comparison of competition and financial regulationJournal of Public Policy 40 (4): 628-650.
     

  12. Frisch Aviram, Neomi, Cohen, Nissim & Beeri, Itai (2020). "Wind(ow) of Change: A systematic Review of Policy Entrepreneurship Characteristics and Strategies" Policy Studies Journal 48 (3): 612-644.
     

  13. Cohen, Nissim & Hertz, Uri (2020) "Street-Level Bureaucrats' Social Value Orientation On and Off DutyPublic Administration Review 80 (3): 442-453.
     

  14. Cohen, Nissim, Shami, Labiv & Rubinchik, Anna (2020). "Towards a Cashless Economy? Economic and Socio-Political ImplicationsEuropean Journal of Political Economy 61: 101820.
     

  15. Frisch Aviram, Neomi, Beeri, Itai & Cohen, Nissim (2020). "Entrepreneurship in the Policy Process: Linking Behavior and Context Using a Systematic Review of Policy Entrepreneurship LiteraturePublic Administration Review 80 (2): 188-197.
     

  16. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Cohen, Nissim & Vigoda-Gadot, Eran (2020). "Government’s Social Responsibility, Citizen Satisfaction and TrustPolicy & Politics 48 (3): 443-460.
     

  17. Frisch Aviram, Neomi, Cohen, Nissim & Beeri, Itai (2020). "Policy Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review of the LiteraturePublic Administration and Development 40 (1): 35-48.
     

  18. Lavee, Einat & Cohen, Nissim (2019). "How Street-Level Bureaucrats Become Policy Entrepreneurs: The Case of Urban Renewal" Governance 32 (3): 475-492.
     

  19. Tzur, Ron and Cohen, Nissim (2018). "The Ongoing Israeli Civil Service Reform: Comparing Current Achievements to Past AttemptsFrench Review of Public Administration (Revue Française d'Administration Publique – published by ENA) No 168: 943-956.
     

  20. Lavee, Einat, Cohen, Nissim & Nouman, Hanni (2018). "Reinforcing Public Responsibility? Influences and Practices in Street-Level Bureaucrats' Engagement in Policy DesignPublic Administration 96 (2): 333-348.
     

  21. Sperling, Daniel & Cohen, Nissim (2018). "A Neo-Institutional Analysis of the Hidden Interaction between the Israeli Supreme Court and the Ministry of Finance: The Right to Healthcare ServicesIsrael Journal of Health Policy Research 7: 1-15.
     

  22. Frisch-Aviram, Neomi, Cohen, Nissim & Itai Beeri (2018). "Low-Level Bureaucrats, Local Government Regimes and Policy EntrepreneurshipPolicy Sciences 51 (1): 39-57.
     

  23. Cohen, Nissim (2018) “How Culture Affects Street-Level Bureaucrats’ Bending the Rules in the Context of Informal Payments for Health Care: The Israeli Case The American Review of Public Administration 48 (2): 175-187.
     

  24. Cohen, Nissim & Michael Naor (2017). "Entrepreneurial Failure in the Transition to Electric Vehicles: A Case Study of Support for Sustainability Policy in IsraelPolicy and Society 36 (4): 595-610.
     

  25. Cohen, Nissim & Horev, Tuvia (2017). "Policy Entrepreneurship and Policy Networks in Healthcare Systems - The Case of Israel's Pediatric Dentistry ReformIsrael Journal of Health Policy Research 6: 24.
     

  26. Cohen, Nissim & Filc, Dani (2017). “An alternative way of understanding exit, voice and loyalty: the case of informal payments for health care in Israel” The International Journal of Health Planning and Management 32 (1): 72-90.
     

  27. Golan-Nadir, Niva & Cohen, Nissim (2017) “The Role of Individual Agents in Promoting Peace Processes: Business People and Policy Entrepreneurship in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict“ Policy Studies 38 (1): 21-38.
     

  28. Cohen, Nissim, Benish, Avishai Shamriz-Ilouz, Aya (2016) "When the Clients Can Choose: Dilemmas of Street-Level Workers in Choice-Based Social ServicesSocial Service Review, 90 (4): 620-646.
     

  29. Cohen, Nissim & Gershgoren, Sagi  (2016) “The Incentives of Street-Level Bureaucrats and Inequality in Tax AssessmentsAdministration and Society, 48 (3) 267–289.
     

  30. Cohen, Nissim (2016). “Forgoing New Public Management and Adopting Post-New Public Management Principles: The On-Going Civil Service Reform in Israel” Public Administration and Development, 36 (1): 20–34.
     

  31. Navot, Doron, Reingewertz, Yaniv  & Cohen, Nissim (2016). “Speed or Greed? High Wages and Corruption among Public Servants” Administration and Society, 48 (5): 580–601.
     

  32. Zalmanovitch, Yair & Cohen, Nissim (2015) “The Pursuit of Political Will: Politicians’ Motivation and Health PromotionThe International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 30 (1): 31-44.
     

  33. Filc, Dani & Cohen, Nissim (2015) “Blurring the Boundaries between Public and Private Health Care Services as an Alternative Explanation for the Emergence Black Medicine: The Israeli Case“ Health Economics, Policy & Law, 10 (3): 293-310.
     

  34. Cohen, Nissim (2015) “Bargaining and Informal Interactions in the National Budget: A Game Theory Analysis of The Israeli CaseInternational Review of Administrative Sciences, 81 (1): 58-78.
     

  35. Navot, Doron & Cohen, Nissim  (2015) “How Policy Entrepreneurs Reduce Corruption in IsraelGovernance, 28 (1): 61-76.
     

  36. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Yuval, Fany & Cohen, Nissim (2014) “Alternative Politics and Attitudes toward the Welfare State: Theory and Empirical Findings from Israel“ Politics & Policy, 42 (6): 850-880.
     

  37. Cohen, Nissim & Naor, Michael (2013) “Reducing Dependence on Oil? How Policy Entrepreneurs Utilize the National Security Agenda to Recruit Government Support: The Case of Electric Transportation in Israel” Energy Policy, 56: 582-590.
     

  38. Cohen, Nissim (2013) “The Self-Provision of Public Healthcare Services: A Threat to Democracy“ Journal of Politics and Law, 6 (1): 128-133.
     

  39. Cohen, Nissim (2013) “The Power of Expertise? Politician-Bureaucrat Interactions, National Budget Transparency and the Israeli Health Care Policy” Policy Studies, 34 (5-6): 638-654.
     

  40. Cohen, Nissim (2013) “‘We Are Talking About Saving Lives’: The Welfare State, Health Policy and Non-Governability – A Case Study of an Israeli Hospital” Social Work in Public Health, 28 (6): 619-636.
     

  41. Arieli, Tamar, & Cohen, Nissim (2013) “Policy Entrepreneurs and Post-Conflict Cross-Border Cooperation: A Conceptual framework and the Israeli-Jordanian Case” Policy Sciences, 46 (3): 237-256.
     

  42. Cohen, Nissim (2013) “Solving Problems Informally: The Influence of Israel’s Political Culture on the Public Policy Process” The Innovation Journal, 18 (1). article 9.
     

  43. Cohen, Nissim, Mizrahi, Shlomo & Yuval, Fany (2012)  “Black Market Medicine and Public Opinion toward the Welfare State: Evidence from IsraelSocial Policy & Administration, 46 (7): 727-747.
     

  44. Cohen, Nissim (2012) “Informal Payments for Healthcare – The Phenomenon and its ContextHealth Economics, Policy & Law, 7 (3): 285-308.
     

  45. Mizrahi, Shlomo & Cohen, Nissim (2012) “Privatization through Centralization in the Israeli Healthcare System: The Case of the National Health Insurance Law and its AmendmentsAdministration & Society, 44 (4): 412-437.
     

  46. Cohen, Nissim & Mizrahi, Shlomo (2012) “Comparative Implications: Public Policy and Alternative Politics in the Case of the Israeli Healthcare SystemJournal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research & Practice, 14 (1): 26-44.
     

  47. Cohen, Nissim (2012) “Policy Entrepreneurs and the Design of Public Policy: Conceptual framework and the Case of the National Health Insurance Law in Israel” Journal of Social Research & Policy, 3 (1): 5-26.
     

  48. Cohen, Nissim & Arieli, Tamar (2011) “Field Research in Conflict Environments: Methodological Challenges and the Snowball SamplingJournal of Peace Research, 48 (4): 423-436.
     

  49. Cohen, Nissim, Mizrahi, Shlomo & Yuval, Fany (2011) “Public Attitudes towards the Welfare State and Public Policy: the Israeli ExperienceIsrael Affairs, 17 (4): 621-643.
     

  50. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Vigoda-Gadot, Eran & Cohen, Nissim (2010) “Trust, Participation and Performance in Welfare Supply Organizations: The Case of Social Security Organization in Israel" Public Management Review, 12 (1): 99-126.
     

  51. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Vigoda-Gadot, Eran & Cohen, Nissim (2009) “Trust, Participation, and Performance in Public Administration: An Empirical Examination of Health Services in Israel Public Performance & Management Review, 33 (1): 7-33.
     

  52. Cohen, Nissim & Ben Porat, Guy (2008) “Business Communities and Peace: The Cost-Benefit Calculations of Political Involvement” Peace & Change, 33 (3): 426-46.

 

 

Chapters in Books

 

  1. Gilad, Sharon & Cohen, Nissim (in press). "Bureaucratic Politics in Israel" In Hazan, Reuven, Dowty, Alan, Hofnung, Menachem and Rahat, Gideon (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
     

  2. Cohen, Nissim & Gershgoren, Sagi (2019). "Power Dynamics and Power Asymmetries in The Interaction between Street-Level Inspectors and Inspectees" In Van de Walle, Steven & Raaphorst, Nadine (eds.), The Inspectors: Enforcement at the Front Line of Government. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 125-143.
     

  3. Cohen, Niaaim & Klenk, Tanja (2019). "Policy Re-Design from the Street-Level" In Hupe, Peter (ed.), Research Handbook on Street-level Bureaucracy: The Ground Floor of Government in Context. Edward Elgar, 209-222.
     

  4. Klenk, Tanja & Cohen, Niaaim (2019). "Dealing with Hybridization in Street-Level Bureaucracy Research" In Hupe, Peter (ed.), Research Handbook on Street-level Bureaucracy: The Ground Floor of Government in Context. Edward Elgar, pp. 142-156.
     

  5. Cohen, Nissim (2016) “Policy Entrepreneurs and Agenda Setting”. In Zahariadis, Nikolaos (ed.), Handbook of Public Policy Agenda Setting. Edward Elgar, pp. 180-199.
     

  6. Cohen, Nissim (2015) “Solving Problems Informally: The Influence of Israel’s Political Culture on the Public Policy Process“. in: Dawoody, Alexander R. (ed.), Public Administration and Policy in the Middle East. New York: Springer, pp. 231-245.

 

Other Scientific Publications

 

  1. Cohen, Nissim (2019). Public Administration in Israel: Development, Structure, Legal Authority and Function. ENA working papers (Papiers de recherche de l’Ena): PR ENA AGP 2019-07. ENA, France.
     

  2. Filc, Dani & Cohen, Nissim (2016). “If It Looks Like a Duck, Swims Like a Duck, and Quacks Like a Duck, It Probably is a Duck: Black Market Medicine and Privatization in Israel” (Correspondence), Health Economics, Policy and Law, 11 (2): 223-225.

 

Book Reviews

 

  1. Cohen, Nissim (2019). "When the State Meets the Street – Public Service and Moral AgencyPublic Administration Review 79 (1): 140-141.
     

  2. Cohen, Nissim (2017). “Gendering Israel's Outsourcing: The Erasure of Employees' Caring Skills” Public Administration 95 (4): 1114-1116.
     

  3. Cohen, Nissim and Navot, Doron (2016). “Paying Bribes for Public Services: A Global Guide to Grass-Roots Corruption” Public Administration, 94 (2): 564-568.
     

  4. Cohen, Nissim (2011) “Public Administration in Israel: Between Governability and CollapsePublic Administration Review, 71 (6): 942-945.

 
 
 
IN HEBREW:
 

Books

 

  1. Cohen, Nissim & Mizrahi, Shlomo (2017). Introduction to Public Administration and Management (volume 1). Ra’anana: The Open University of Israel.
     

  2. Cohen, Nissim & Mizrahi, Shlomo (2017). Introduction to Public Administration and Management (volume 2). Ra’anana: The Open University of Israel.

 

Refereed Articles in Scientific Journals

 

  1. Cohen, Nissim & Gershgoren, Sagi  (2015). “Inequality in the Israeli tax assessmentsMegamot, 50 (2):355-380.
     

  2. Cohen, Nissim & Arieli, Tamar (2015). “Policy Entrepreneurs and Normalization in Post-Conflict Cross-Border Cooperation: A Conceptual framework and the Israeli-Jordanian Case“, Politica, 24: 33-63.
     

  3. Cohen, Nissim & Filc, Dani (2013). “Black Medicine in Israel: Assessment, Explanations and Recommendations“, Social Security, 92: 97-128.
     

  4. Cohen, Nissim (2013). “The finance ministry and the healthcare policy in Israel Social Security, 91: 59-88.
     

  5. Arieli, Tamar, & Cohen, Nissim, (2013). “Conflict as a research environment: Challenges and snowball samplingPolitica, 22: 2-26.
     

  6. Cohen, Nissim (2012) “Policy entrepreneurs and the design of public policy: The case of the national health insurance law in IsraelSocial Security, 89: 5-42.
     

  7. Sperling, Daniel & Cohen, Nissim (2012) “The influence of the Israeli state economy arrangement law and supreme court decisions on health policy and the right to health in Israel – Neo-institutional analysis” Hukim-The Israeli Journal on Legislation, 4: 153-236. [hukim-04-153]
     

  8. Cohen, Nissim & Mizrahi, Shlomo (2011) “Fifteen years of healthcare policy in Israel: Institutional analysis of national health insurance law (NHIL) and its amendments (1994-2009)Social Security, 87: 65-103.
     

  9. Cohen, Nissim (2010) “Informal payments for healthcare – The phenomenon and its contextSocial Security, 84: 79-104.
     

  10. Cohen, Nissim, Mizrahi, Shlomo & Yuval, Fany (2010) “The welfare state, public policy and public opinion: Israel 2008“, Social Security, 82: 47-77.
     

  11. Cohen, Nissim (2008) “Business communities in the peace process and globalization: A cost-benefit calculation of political participation in Jordan and the Palestinian Authority” Politica, 18: 57-86.

 

Chapters in Books

 

  1. Cohen, Nissim (in press). "Regulation in the Israeli healthcare system: Controlling the activities of the health funds". In Galnoor, Itzhak (ed.), Regulation in Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer institute.
     

  2. Cohen, Nissim (2011) “The welfare state, public policy and “Non-Governability”: The case of the hospital in Ashdod” in: Zobida, Hani & Mekelberg, David (eds.), Dynamics of change: Israeli politics in transition, The Israeli Political Science Association, pp. 93-123. [Cohen_governability]
     

  3. Cohen, Nissim, & Mizrahi, Shlomo (2010) “Health policy, alternative politics and institutions: A conceptual framework and the Israeli case”, in: Katz, Hana & Zfadia, Erez (eds.), States ‘Abandonment and Surveillance’: New Perspective of the Welfare State in Neo-Liberal Economy, Resling, pp. 363-386. [Alternative Politics in Healthcare]
     

  4. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Eran Vigoda-Gadot & Cohen, Nissim (2009) “The new public management: Trust, participation and performance in welfare supply organizations”, in: Zobida, Hani & Mekelberg, David (eds.), Sixty Years of Israeli Democracy: Reality and Vision, The Israeli Political Science Association, pp. 133-161. [NPM – Trust, Participation and performance]

 

 

 

Book Reviews

 

  1. Cohen, Nissim (2015) “Policy Practice in Social Work” by Idit Weiss-Gal and John Gal. Megamot, 49 (3): 617-614.
     

  2. Cohen, Nissim (2012) “Public Policy: Basic Concepts and Theories” by David Nachmias, Ori Arbel Ganz and Assaf Meydani. Politica, 21: 235-238.
     

  3. Cohen, Nissim (2011) “Price Tag for Life – The Political Economy of the National Health Insurance Act in Israel” by Sharon Asiskovitch. Social Security.
     

  4. Cohen, Nissim (2010) “The Health Care System: Where To? From an Egalitarian Health Insurance Law to Health Inequality – A Book Review on Haim Doron’s (ed.) Book” Social Security, 82: 174-9.
     

  5. Cohen, Nissim (2008) “Public Administration in Israel: Developments, Structure, Function and Reforms” by Itzhak Galnoor. Politica, 19: 141-144. 

 

 

Other Scientific Publications

 

  1. Tzur, Ron & Cohen, Nissim (forthcoming). "How the Lack of Public Policy Evaluation affect Israel Response to the COVID-19 (a commentary), Social Security.
     

  2. Binhas, Adi & Cohen, Nissim (2020). Policy Entrepreneurs and Anti-Racism Policy – the case of Ethiopian Jews in Israel. Working Paper no. 9 of the Center for Public Management and Policy (CPMP), The University of Haifa.
     

  3. Tzur, Ron & Cohen, Nissim (2020). "Governability in An Ongoing Crisis: National Policy Evaluation Model for Crises. Tel Aviv: The Israel Democracy Institute (IDI).
     

  4. 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.
     

  5. Vigoda-Gadot, Eran, Mizrahi, Shlomo & Cohen, Nissim (2019). The performance of the Israeli public administration: A citizens’ survey and national assessment. Haifa; The University of Haifa and Ben-Gurion University. Working paper.
     

  6. Lavee, Einat & Cohen, Nissim (2019). Street-level bureaucrats policy entrepreneurs: The case of urban renewal in Israel. Working Paper no. 8 of the Center for Public Management and Policy (CPMP), The University of Haifa.
     

  7. Lavee, Einat, Cohen, Nissim & Nouman, Hanni (2018). Reinforcing public responsibility?  Influences and practices in SLBs’ engagement in policy design. Working Paper no. 6 of the Center for Public Management and Policy (CPMP), The University of Haifa.
     

  8. Frisch Aviram, Neomi, Cohen, Nissim & Itai Beeri (2017). Low-Level Bureaucrats, Local Government Regimes and Policy Entrepreneurship. Working Paper no. 5 of the Center for Public Management and Policy (CPMP), The University of Haifa.
     

  9. Golan-Nadir, Niva & Cohen, Nissim (2017). Business People and Policy Entrepreneurship in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Working Paper no. 2 of the Center for Public Management and Policy (CPMP), The University of Haifa.
     

  10. Cohen, Nissim (2016). Street-Level Bureaucrats and Black Medicine in Israel. Working Paper no. 1 of the Center for Public Management and Policy (CPMP), The University of Haifa.
     

  11. Vigoda-Gadot, Eran, Cohen, Nissim, Mizrahi, Shlomo & Miler-More-Attias, Rotem (2016). The Performance of the Israeli Public Healthcare System or: A Citizens Survey and National Assessment. Haifa; The University of Haifa and Ben-Gurion University. Working paper.
     

  12. Cohen, Nissim (2012) Public Policy – Learning Guide for MA students (Part A), Tel-Aviv: The Open University.
     

  13. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Yuval, Fany & Cohen, Nissim (2011) The Welfare State, Alternative Politics and Public Opinion: Israel 2011. Beer-Sheva: Department of Public Policy and Administration, Ben-Gurion University. Working Paper no. 4.
     

  14. Cohen, Nissim (2009) Public Policy – Learning Guide for MBA students, Tel-Aviv: The Open University.
     

  15. Cohen, Nissim (2009)Public Policy – Learning Guide for BA students, Tel-Aviv: The Open University.
     

  16. Cohen, Nissim, Mizrahi, Shlomo & Yuval, Fany (2008) The Welfare State, Public Policy and Public Opinion: Israel 2008. Beer-Sheva: Department of Public Policy and Administration, Ben-Gurion University. Working Paper no. 3.
     

  17. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Vigoda-Gadot, Eran & Cohen, Nissim (2007) The New Public Management: Trust, Participation and Performance in Israeli Healthcare System and Sick Funds. Beer-Sheva: Department of Public Policy and Administration,Ben-GurionUniversity. Working Paper no. 2.
     

  18. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Vigoda-Gadot, Eran & Cohen, Nissim (2007) The New Public Management: The Case of the National Insurance Institute in Israel, Report submitted to the Israeli National Insurance Institute.

 

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