Anat Gofen is a senior lecturer at the Federman School of Public Policy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on the role of outliers in the evolvement, design and implications of public policy, with emphasis on the interrelationships between citizens, government and policy implementation. Currently, her research aims at theorization of the broader significance of citizens-government direct interaction that takes place during services delivery in street-level organizations. Specifically, her studies demonstrate outliers’ mechanisms, influences and contributions to public life in various policy domains, including education, health and welfare, through concepts such as family capital (FAMREL), entrepreneurial exit (PADM, PMR), street-level divergence (JPART), street-level management (JPART), street-level negotiation (PADM) and policy dissonance (POLSC).
She recently received a BSF grant, with Adam Wellstead and Angie Carter from Michigan Tech to explore Policy Innovation Labs as a nexus of policy implementation and policy change. She is a co-chair of the Public Policy study group of the European Group of Public Administration.
Policy process, Policy change, Implementation, Street-level management, Policy Labs
Gofen, A. & Weimer, D.L, forthcoming, Finding Gold in the Dross: Outlierism as a Resource for Policy Analysis, in Vigoda-Gadot, E. and Vashdi, D. (eds) Research Methods in Public Administration, Management and Policy: Breaking New Frontiers: Edward Elgar Publishing
Gassner, D., & Gofen, A. (2019). Coproduction Investments: Street-Level Management Perspective on Coproduction. Cogent Business & Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2019.1617023
Gassner, D., & Gofen, A. (2018). Street-Level Management: A Clientele-Agent Perspective on Implementation. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 28(4), 551-568.
Gofen, A., Blomqvist, P., Needham, C. E., Warren, K., & Winblad, U. (2018). Negotiated Compliance at the Street Level: Personalizing immunization in England, Israel and Sweden. Public Administration. https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12557
Gofen, A., Sella S., and Gassner, D. 2019. Unit of Analysis in Street-Level Bureaucracy Research. In, Peter Hupe (Editor), Edward Elgar Research Handbook on Street-Level Bureaucracy: The Ground Floor of Government in Context. Edward Elgar Publishing.