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Libby Maman

Libby Maman

Predoctoral Fellow, TiGRE project, H2020

PhD candidate in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Libby Maman is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (supervised by David Levi-Faur). Her thesis addresses the challenges of administrative governance in democratic setting and in her Ph.D., she offers to measure and theorize various procedures that professional and autonomous administrations implement to enhance democracy; namely transparency, accountability and participation.

Currently, Libby is involved in the Horizon 2020 funded project: Trust in Governance and Regulation in Europe (TiGRE) and is a predoctoral researcher in IBEI. In addition, she is a researcher in the Israeli Democracy Institute working on a project on Trust and Regulation.

Before starting her academic career, Libby has worked 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 and the Jerusalem Development Authority.


  • 2021. Routledge Prize for Best Paper - Post-Graduate Student
  • 2019Honorable Mention, Best Paper Award in the 15th International Graduate Conference.
  • 2018-2021President of the State of Israel – Scholarship for Excellence and Innovation in Science.
  • 2018The Federmann School of Public Policy and Government, The Hebrew University – Annual Honors Scholarship.
  • 2013David Diego Ladowski Award of Excellence.

Professional memberships & affiliations

  • DemocracyNet.eu
  • ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory 
  • Regulation and Governance Network in Israel


Research interests

  • Bureaucratic Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Regulation
  • Democratic Governance

Selected publications

  • Maman, Libby; Feldman, Yuval; Levi-Faur, David

    2021.Can Enhanced Self-Regulation Deliver Trust? Assessment via two experimental surveys.The Israeli Democracy Institute (in Hebrew)
  • Levi-Faur, David; Maman, Libby; et al

    2020.A report on trust in government, politics, policy and regulatory governance. (H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-01-2019: Trust in Governance and Regulation in Europe consortium (TiGRE), grant agreement nr 870722.).European CommissionLinkLogo open access
  • Maman, Libby; Kleizen, Bjorn; Kappler, Moritz; Levi-Faur, David

    2020.A meta-analysis of empirical trust studies and data sources. (H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-01-2019: Trust in Governance and Regulation in Europe consortium (TiGRE), grant agreement nr 870722.).DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/FAUMBLinkLogo open access
  • Maman, Libby.2020.Measuring the Democratic Qualities of Regulatory Agencies: A Novel Measure of Transparency, Accountability, Participation and Representation.Pre-printLinkLogo open access