This call is issued in a context of worldwide uncertainty and enormous organisational and policy challenges raised by COVID19 crisis.
The purpose of this call is to edit a Special Issue about “Public service resilience post COVID19” in the leading, and highly rated, journal “Public Management Review“.
The deadline for the submission of a 1,500-word summary to the guest editor for initial screening of topics and approaches is on 27th of November 2020. Authors are informed within 2 weeks.
We call for diverse and global scholarly contributions, theoretical and empirical, on post-COVID19 public services, reflecting on, but not limited to, the following issues:
- How are public services responding innovatively to create a ‘new normal’ in the post-COVID world by reconfiguring following the ‘system shock’ of COVID19?
- What have we learned about the nature of resilient and innovative public services as a result of COVID19, and how might this new knowledge influence our future responses to major pandemics/public health disasters?
- What impact has the pandemic had for the future design of public services?
- The longer-term effects of the policy measures during the COVID19 crisis (e.g. the lockdown) on equity
- Public service resilience though digital infrastructure and digital inclusion
- Public servants’ and civil servants’ individual resilience
- The contribution of newer human learning systems, complexity and systems thinking to future effective responses to major public health crises, as well as to service design and governance network/institution building
- Resilience built, maintained, or tested through citizen-state relationships
- The limitations and requirements of political and administrative leadership in the face of scientific evidence.
- The moving boundaries and interfaces between public sector, private sector and third sector post-CoVID19, as a result of non-public sectors contributing to public value creation during the crisis.
- Comparisons between the service responses to CoVid19 in democratic and autocratic nation states, richer and poorer nations
For further detail please check this link.
Masou Roula: Associate professor at ESSCA
Murdock Alex: Emeritus professor at the London South Bank University
Dudau Adina: Senior lecturer at the University of Glasgow