Special Issue Call for Papers: Public Leadership in Times of Crisis—The Intersection of Political and Administrative Leadership Responding to Crisis

Call for papers for: International Journal of Public Leadership

Issue 1, January, 2022: Public Leadership in Times of Crisis—The Intersection of Political and Administrative Leadership Responding to Crisis

Guest Editors: Tim A. Mau (University of Guelph, Canada [email protected]) and Frank Ohemeng (Concordia University, Canada [email protected])

For this second special issue on public leadership in times of crisis, we provide a longer time frame for more in-depth theoretically focused research papers or case studies that either focus on the interface between political and administrative leadership, or how public servants lead in response to a crisis—be it political (e.g. responding to and preparing for Brexit), social and economic (e.g., famine or drought in Africa or an Asian tsunami), or health-related (e.g. the COVID-19 pandemic, the global SARS crisis, or the avian flu)—based on the questions above, as well as any related ones that will contribute to our understanding of either public leadership (’t Hart and Tummers, 2019) or strategy and governance (Roberts, 2020) in times of crisis.

In this instance, manuscripts should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words and would report on any type of quantitative or qualitative research undertaken by the author(s) involving the construction and/or testing of a model or framework or the presentation and analysis of survey or interview data. We would also be interested in case studies of administrative leadership in times of crisis; these cases would describe actual interventions or experiences of administrative leaders within public sector organizations.

Papers should be submitted for consideration by February 1, 2021. We expect to have the papers reviewed within two months, with final acceptance of papers by November 1, 2021.

References

Roberts, Alasdair (2020) Strategies for Governing: Reinventing Public Administration for a Dangerous Century. Cornell University Press.

’t Hart, Paul and Lars Tummers (2019). Understanding Public Leadership. Red Globe Press.