Dr. Avishai Benish
Dr. Avishai Benish
LL.B., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2000; LL.M., Columbia University, New York, 2008; LL.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2009; Lecturer, 2010.
Access to social rights
Administrative justice and accountability in privatized welfare programs
Regulatory welfare state
Public Service Norms in Privatized Welfare Services (The Israel Foundations Trustees): This study seeks to explore the implications of privatization and marketization on public accountability and the values of administrative decision making. The goal of the study is to provide an empirical perspective on whether and how public norms are being extended to private contractors, the dynamics of public norms diffusion and the role of regulators and regulatory instruments in this process.
The Inspection of Social Care Services: A Social Work Perspective (Israel Science Foundation): This research project (with Professor Shimon Spiro) seeks to explore the process of social care inspection from the perspective of social work professionals. Social workers play key roles in the inspection of social care services. They are subject to inspection as frontline care, and they frequently serve as the inspectors of these services – something that is seldom noted. The study employs as a case study the context of social services inspection in Israel, which takes a largely professional approach and is conducted solely by trained social workers.
Mordechai Kremnitzer, David Kretzmer and Avishai Benish (2002) The Basic Laws as a Constitutional Foundation. Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute. (Hebrew) [Link]
Avishai Benish (2005) “Implementation of the 'Wisconsin Program' in Israel – Legal Aspects” Work, Society and Law 11: 121. (Hebrew)
Avishai Benish (2008) “Contracting Out from The perspective of Public Law: Privatized 'Welfare to Work' Programs and the Limits of Oversight" Hebrew University Law Review (Mishpatim) 38: 283. (Hebrew) [SSRN]
Avishai Benish and Roie Tsarfatie (2008) "When Labor Becomes a Commodity Again: A Critical Examination of Abnormally Low Bids in the Procurement of Employment Services" Tel Aviv University Journal of Law and Social Change 1: 93. (Hebrew) [Link]
Avishai Benish (2012) “Social Services in the 21st Century: Trends and Challenges,” Social Security 90: 5-13. (Hebrew) [Link]
Avishai Benish (2012) “New Public Management Reforms in Social Services: Lessons from 'Welfare-to-Work' Programs in a Comparative Perspective,” Social Security 90: 259- 290. (Hebrew) [Link]
Avishai Benish and Michal Kremer (2015) “Filling the Void: A Model for the Constitutional Right to Dignified Existence based on the German Constitutional Law,” Work, Society and Law 14 263-279. (Hebrew) [SSRN]
Avishai Benish, Hanan Haber and Rotem Eliahou (forthcoming) “The Regulatory Welfare State in Pension Markets: Mitigating High Charges for Low Income Savers in the United Kingdom and Israel,” Journal of Social Policy. [SSRN]
Avishai Benish and Asa Maron (forthcoming) “Publicizing Privatized Welfare: Lawyers, Economists and the Competing Logics of Administrative Reform,” Law and Society Review.
Chapters and articles in books:
Tzvi Inbar, Shlomo Guverman and Avishai Benish (2003) “Constitution-Making and Amending,” in: Procedures for Ratifying and Amending a Constitution and Methods of Designing an Additional Knesset Chamber. Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute. (Hebrew)
Avishai Benish (2009) "Access to Justice in Welfare Services: The Case of the Administrative Tribunals in the 'Wisconsin Program," in John Gal and Mimi Ajzenstadt (Eds.) Access to social justice in Israel. Jerusalem: Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. (Hebrew) [Link]
Avishai Benish and Michal Bar-Almog (2012) “Book Review: Regulation of the Third Sector” Social Security 89:169- 174. (Hebrew) [Link]
Avishai Benish (2013) “The right to dignified existence as a constitutional right” Legal Aid Review 3. (Hebrew) [Link]
Guest editor, Social Security 90 “Trends in the Governance of Social Services in the 21st Century”. (Hebrew) [Link]
Editor (with David Levi-Faur and Oren Perez), Policy, Regulation & Governance eJournal [Link]