List of Publications

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In English:

Refereed Articles in Scientific Journals

  1. Cohen, Nissim (forthcoming 2015) “Bargaining and Informal Interactions in the National Budget: A Game Theory Analysis of The Israeli Case” International Review of Administrative Sciences, 81 (2) (I.F. = 0.765).
  2. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Yuval, Fany & Cohen, Nissim (in press) “Alternative Politics and Attitudes toward the Welfare State: Theory and Empirical Findings from Israel”. Politics & Policy. 
  3. Filc, Dani & Cohen, Nissim (in press) “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 (I.F.: 1.593).
  4. Navot, Doron & Cohen, Nissim  (in press) “How Policy Entrepreneurs Reduce Corruption in IsraelGovernance (I.F. = 1.614).
  5. Zalmanovitch, Yair & Cohen, Nissim (in press) “The Pursuit of Political Will: Politicians’ Motivation and Health Promotion” International Journal of Health Planning and Management (I.F. = 0.971).
  6. Cohen, Nissim & Gershgoren, Sagi  (in press) “The Incentives of Street-Level Bureaucrats and Inequality in Tax AssessmentsAdministration and Society (I.F. = 0.693).
  7. 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 (I.F. = 2.696).
  8. CohenNissim (2013) “The Self-Provision of Public Healthcare Services: A Threat to Democracy“, Journal of Politics and Law, 6 (1): 128-133.
  9. CohenNissim (2013) “The Power of Expertise? Politician-Bureaucrat Interactions, National Budget Transparency and the Israeli Health Care Policy” Policy Studies, 34 (5-6): 638-654 (I.F. = 0.366).
  10. CohenNissim (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 (I.F. = 0.333).
  11. Arieli, Tamar, & CohenNissim (2013) “Policy Entrepreneurs and Post-Conflict Cross-Border Cooperation: A Conceptual framework and the Israeli-Jordanian Case” Policy Sciences, 46 (3): 237-256 (I.F. = 1.559).
  12. 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.
  13. 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 (I.F. = 1.143).
  14. Cohen, Nissim (2012) “Informal Payments for Healthcare – The Phenomenon and its ContextHealth Economics, Policy & Law, 7 (3): 285-308 (I.F. = 1.593).
  15. 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 (I.F. = 0.693).
  16. 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 (I.F. = 0.396).
  17. 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.
  18. Cohen, Nissim & Arieli, Tamar (2011) “Field Research in Conflict Environments: Methodological Challenges and the Snowball SamplingJournal of Peace Research, 48 (4): 423-436 (I.F. = 2.280).
  19. Cohen, Nissim, Mizrahi, Shlomo & Yuval, Fany (2011) “Public Attitudes towards the Welfare State and Public Policy: the Israeli ExperienceIsrael Affairs, 17 (4): 621-643 (I.F. = 0.229).
  20. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Vigoda-Gadot, Eran & Cohen, Nissim (2010) “Trust, Participation and Performance in Welfare Supply Organizations: The Case of Social Security Organization in IsraelPublic Management Review, 12 (1): 99-126 (I.F. = 1.421).
  21. Mizrahi, Shlomo, Vigoda-Gadot, Eran & Cohen, Nissim (2009) “Trust, Participation, and Performance in Public Administration: An Empirical Examination of Health Services in IsraelPublic Performance & Management Review, 33 (1): 7-33 (I.F. = 0.333).
  22. Cohen, Nissim & Ben Porat, Guy (2008) “Business Communities and Peace: The Cost-Benefit Calculations of Political InvolvementPeace & Change, 33 (3): 426-46.

Chapters in Books

  1. Cohen, Nissim (in press) “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. 231-246.

Other Scientific Publications

  1. Yuval, Fany, Mizrahi, Shlomo & Cohen, Nissim (2011) “The Welfare State, Social Capital and Alternative Politics: First Findings from Israel” International Journal of Humanities & Social Science, 1 (11): 38-48.

Book Reviews

  1. Cohen, Nissim (2011) “Public Administration in Israel: Between Governability and CollapsePublic Administration Review, 71 (6): 942-945  (I.F. = 1.127).

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In Hebrew:

Books

  1. Cohen, Nissim & Mizrahi, Shlomo (in press). Introduction to Public Administration and Management (textbook; 11 units of study). Ra’anana: The Open University of Israel.

Refereed Articles in Scientific Journals

  1. Cohen, Nissim & Gershgoren, Sagi  (in press). “Inequality in the Israeli tax assessments” Megamot.
  2. Cohen, Nissim & Arieli, Tamar (in press). “Policy Entrepreneurs and Normalization in Post-Conflict Cross-Border Cooperation: A Conceptual framework and the Israeli-Jordanian Case“, Politica.
  3. Cohen, Nissim & Filc, Dani (2013). “Black Medicine in Israel: Assessment, Explanations and Recommendations“, Social Security, 92: 97-128.
  4. CohenNissim (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 (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]
  2. 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]
  3. 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 (in press) “Policy Practice in Social Work” by Idit Weiss-Gal and John Gal. Megamot.
  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. Cohen, Nissim (2012) Public Policy – Learning Guide for MA students (Part A), Tel-Aviv: The Open University.
  2. 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.
  3. Cohen, Nissim (2009) Public Policy – Learning Guide for MBA students, Tel-Aviv: The Open University.
  4. Cohen, Nissim (2009)Public Policy – Learning Guide for BA students, Tel-Aviv: The Open University.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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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