Special Issue: Covid-19 Governance: Issues, Responses, Implications

Call for papers for: Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy

The Editorial team of Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy would like to wish all our readers, authors, reviewers and Editorial Advisory Board members well during this difficult time. We hope that you, your families, and communities are keeping safe and well amidst the pandemic emergency worldwide. 

In this special issue of Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy we are seeking research papers that address issues of governance during the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has already seriously impacted society, economies, and politics across the globe. The need for diverse stakeholders, domestically and internationally, to communicate, co-ordinate and collaborate has tested the resilience, interoperability, and efficiency of existing modes of governance.

Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the salience of social networking sites and their profound role in official and unofficial government communication strategies, the current state of emergency potentially serves as a shield for some government actions. The crisis has also fostered new ways of collaboration among governments and international organizations, and among grass roots movements and local communities. 

Potential themes include, but are not limited to:

  • National responses and strategies to address Covid-19 and its implications
  • The co-ordination of local, regional, national and international responses to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • International organizations and the Covid-19 pandemic
  • The use and abuse of social networking sites, including the issue of fake news, during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Democracy, civic liberties, and individual freedom during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This special issue will be made free to access upon publication for a limited time of 3 months.

Deadline and Submission Details

The submission deadline for all papers is August 20th, 2020. 

Submit your research here. 

View the author guidelines here.

Please send enquiries to the Editors:

Dr Anna Visvizi
Deree College - The American College of Greece, Greece
[email protected]

Dr Miltiadis D. Lytras
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
[email protected]