research and public policy in ישראל
Libby Maman is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In her Ph.D. project, supervised by Prof. David Levi-Faur, Libby addresses the challenges of administrative governance in democratic setting, i.e, the democratic criteria for the evaluation of governmental institutions. Her research offers to measure various procedures that professional and autonomous administrations implement to enhance democracy and it explores alternative explanations for the divergence of democratic qualities of agencies. Libby has started her Ph.D. after successfully completing her MP.A. in the Honors program in only one year. Her Master's thesis investigated the Israeli parliament members’ perceptions of public opinion and the implications for democracy and theories of representation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and in Communication and Journalism from the Hebrew University.
In her time in academia, Libby has worked on several research projects, including in Prof. David Levi-Faur's research group, the Israeli 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. She has presented in several academic conferences and has received numerous prizes and scholarships, including the Israeli President's award for excellence and innovation in science.
Libby is the Founder and Moderator of the Israeli Network of PhD candidates in Social Science.
In addition to her academic experience, Libby has gained practical working experience in the Israeli public service. She held a high ranking position in the Ministry of Culture and Sports, in addition to 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.