Global Public Policy and Governance

About the Journal

Global Public Policy and Governance (GPPG)  promotes multidisciplinary research to reflect on how increasing global interdependence has shaped public policy and governance in its values, structures, dynamics, and consequences, and vice versa.The journal welcomes organizational, administrative, managerial, and policy-based research that explores public sector reforms and developments in an increasingly globalized world. 

The scope of GPPG covers comparative public policy and governance, domestic public policy and governance with global relevance, public policy diffusion across national borders, and regional/global policy and governance. Publications in GPPG are not limited by areas of public policy and preference is given to topics of widespread significance.

GPPG encourages innovative public administration research that breaks through current theoretical paradigms embedded in sovereignty boundaries.


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  • Chris Alden, LSE, UK

  • Claudia Avellaneda, Indiana University, USA

  • Alexey Barabashev, Higher School of Economics, Russia

  • Francis Berry, Florida State University, USA

  • Trevor Brown, the Ohio State University, USA

  • Wen Chen, Fudan University, China

  • Heungsuk Choi, Korea University, South Korea

  • Rosemary Foot, University of Oxford, UK

  • Terry Gerton, National Academy of Public Administration, USA

  • Daniel Guttman, Tianjin University, China

  • M. Shamsul Haque, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Timothy Hildebrandt, LSE, UK

  • Kathryn Hochstetler, LSE, UK

  • Martin de Jong, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • Paul Kelly, LSE, UK

  • Steve Kelman, Harvard University, USA

  • Jenny Lewis, University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Kuotsai Tom Liou, University of Central Florida, USA

  • Bingchun Meng, LSE, UK

  • Rahul Mukherji, Heidelberg University, Germany

  • Janine O’Flynn, University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Rosemary O'Leary, University of Kansas, USA

  • Edoardo Ongaro, the Open University, UK

  • Stephen Osborne, University of Edinburgh, UK

  • Margret Pearson, The University of Maryland, USA

  • Xizhe Peng, Fudan University, China

  • James Perry, Indiana University, USA

  • Guy Peters, the University of Pittsburgh, USA

  • Maureen Pirog, Indiana University, USA

  • Jose A. Puppim Oliveira, FGV, Brazil

  • M Ramesh, International Public Policy Association

  • Alasdair Roberts, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

  • Bert Rockman, Purdue University, USA

  • Li Tang, Fudan University, China

  • Christopher Tapscott, University of West Cape, South Africa

  • Rene Torenvlied, Twente University, Netherlands

  • Xiaohu Wang, City University of Hong Kong, China

  • Jiannan Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

  • Lan Xue, Tsinghua University, China

  • Xiaojun Yan, University of Hong Kong, China

  • Lihua Yang, Peking University, China

  • Oran Young, University of California, USA

  • Yu Zheng, Fudan University, China

  • Xufeng Zhu, Tsinghua University, China

  • 【Speicial Issue】Fiscal governance and the Covid Pandemic: Impacts, Responses, and Prospects

    How are government revenues and expenditures responding as the pandemic moves from an acute to a chronic crisis? How are governments adjusting? This special issue seeks to increase knowledge about the responses of governments facing this new reality. Papers addressing fiscal and budgetary impacts in specific nations are welcome. Papers looking at responses across governments would also fit well. There is also room here for contributions that examine more closely particular programmatic areas for pandemic impacts and responses (for example anti-poverty efforts or credit access programs).

    Guest Editors:

    Mark Robbins, University of Connecticut, United States

    Ping Zhang, Fudan University, China

    Tima Moldogazíev, Pennsylvania State University, United States

  • 【Speicial Issue】Low Carbon Urban Governance

    This special issue aims to gather contributions that analyse the governance of low carbon transition issues at the local level in different countries. We invite submissions that introduce novel ideas and evidence-based policy recommendations to improve global low carbon transition governance. Interdisciplinary research papers on relevant topics that combine different theoretical and methodological approaches are particularly welcome.

    Guest Editors:

    Martin de Jong, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Haiyan Lu, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China

    Wenting Ma, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China

  • 【Speicial Issue】Organisational Justifications in Public Governance

    Papers are invited which address the above propositions, hypotheses and questions, with each paper considering semi-autonomous organisations in a selected governmental system. The variety of governmental systems covered in the Special Issue will provide a comprehensive basis for detailed comparative insights and understanding.The papers will need to identify and assess specific justifications (or absence thereof) concerning particular types of semi-autonomous organisations. It will be necessary to extend the analysis of justifications well beyond the more general justifications normally discussed in the literature.

    Guest Editors

    Ian THYNNE, Visiting Professor,Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong
  • 【Speicial Issue】Global Environmental Governance

    This special issue aims to gather contributions that analyze the governance of global environmental issues at local, national and international levels, with a particular focus on multilevel governance and innovative public policies. We invite submissions that introduce novel ideas and evidence-based policy recommendations to improve global environmental governance. Interdisciplinary research papers on relevant topics that combine different theoretical and methodological approaches are particularly welcomed.

    Guest Editors

    Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, FGV and Institute for Global Public Policy, Fudan University         

    Haoqi Qian, Institute for Global Public Policy, Fudan University                     

  • 【Special Issue】The Impact of Digital and AI Transformation on the Delivery of Public Services

    The past decade has seen profound transformations in the nature of public service delivery. The digital and smart revolutions have changed the structure, processes and content of public service delivery. These are being challenged further now by the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on public services. The societal and economic convulsions produced by the COVID-19 pandemic have also increased the impact of these transformations. This special issue is dedicated to exploring these transformations and their impact for theory and practice.

    Guest editors:

    Stephen Osborne (University of Edinburgh)

    Maria Cucciniello (University of Edinburgh)

    Greta Nasi (Bocconi University, Milan)

    Edwina Zhu (University of Bristol)

  • 【Special Issue】Global Governance of Emerging Technologies

    The 21st century has been witnessing transformative impacts of emerging technologies on the economy, society, and humanity across the globe. An increasing number of countries are prioritizing emerging technology governance on their policy agenda. Yet, in spite of the consensus that governing emerging technologies matters, there is still a lack of knowledge as to who the stakeholders are, in which aspects they participate, how states, international organizations, and NGOs collaborate, and what governance experiences we have learned from the development of information technology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.

    Guest editors:

    Li Tang (Fudan University)

    Cong Cao (University of Nottingham Ningbo)