Libby Maman-Burstein

research and public policy in ישראל

Libby Maman-Burstein has started her PhD at the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2017, with an expected degree date in 2020. She holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and in Communication and Journalism from the Hebrew University. Prior to joining the PhD program, Libby has gained practical working experience in the Israeli public service. She held a high ranked position in the Ministry of Culture and Sports in addition to many other positions in the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Religious Services, the Hebrew University Student Union and the Jerusalem Development Authority. Libby worked on several research projects, including in Prof. David Levi-Faur Research group (where she worked on the collection and improvement of data regarding privacy regulatory agencies), Dr. Maoz Rosenthal Research in part of the CMP (comparative Manifesto Project) and as a TA for several graduate courses in Political Science and in Public Policy, in the Hebrew University and in the Interdisciplinary Center Herzeliya.

Libby’s research focuses on the qualities of democracy and governmental structure design. In particular, she is interested in independent regulatory agencies (IRAs) and in the various organizational and functional aspects of IRAs that reflect the complex connection between democracy and regulatory governance. Her dissertation project seeks to create a framework for comparative research of the democratic quality of regulatory institutional design across countries and sectors.

Her supervisor is Prof. David Levi-Faur.

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