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 viceversa.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.
GPPG was included in the Scopus database in 2022, and was also listed in Chinese Social Science Journal AMI Comprehensive Evaluation Periodical Library (中国人文社会科学期刊AMI 综合评价期刊库). The CiteScore 2022 of GPPG is 1.4. This score puts GPPG in the Q2 level among 652 political science and international relations journals, ranking 270th and in the top 42% of this subject.
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Editorial Board Members
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
This special issue explores the multifaceted impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) on society. It encompasses technical, ethical, legal, economic, social, and policy perspectives on recent advances in AI. Core topics include guidelines for responsible AI, algorithmic bias, AI governance models, workforce automation, AI in sectors like healthcare and transportation, AI for sustainability, AI transformations in education, progress in natural language processing, and analyzed effects of the AI revolution across diverse domains and cultures. By assembling experts worldwide across computer science, public policy, law, business, psychology, economics, and international development, this issue promotes discourse on managing equitable global AI progress and upholding human values. Both theoretical and empirical studies are strongly encouraged, including case analyses of real-world AI deployments and socioeconomic impacts in emerging economies.
Dwayne Woods, Purdue University, USA
Kyoung-cheol (Casey) Kim, University of Georgia, USA
Studies show that countries are increasingly adopting national planning (NP) processes in their development, rising from 62 countries in 2006 to 135 nations in 2018 (Chimhowu et al., 2019; Munro, 2020). Encompassing nearly 80% of the global population, countries have turned to NP in recent years to address challenges posed by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to increase the capacities of their national and subnational governments addressing health, economic development, and public safety, and other purposes. They also adopted NP in as well as in response to setbacks caused by the hyper-liberalization reforms of the 1980s and 1990s. This increase of national planning processes is a stunning reversal of trends since the 1980s that considered national planning, often linked to national development planning, as an overly bureaucratic and ineffective way addressing national development and other challenges. Despite recent increased interest and use, research is very scarce about NP. What do we know about NP processes? How effective are they? What is new about them? How diverse are they? This symposium defines as NP as ‘any time-bound national-level plan that addresses a major country challenge with a set of coherent objectives that integrates and mobilizes different levels of governments and agencies and in pursuit of shared goals and vision.’ Today, such national plans are sometimes articulated around specific SDGs, the development of specific industrial sectors or technologies, or societal problems. We invite contributions to this Special Issue that informs how these efforts in any sector transform aspirations into effective results, identifying and addressing challenges in their consensus-building and implementation. Papers may pay special attention to the institutional arrangements and capacity, leadership, coordination of organizational actors, democratic and other turnover, and the strategic management and implementation of results.
Evan Berman, Fundação Getúlio Vargas/EAESP (Brazil) & National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)
Daniel Guttman, New York University & National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)
Fabian Telch, George Mason University
【Speicial Issue】New Frontiers of Theory and Practice in Controlling Corruption
Corruption is a perplexing and perpetual pathology, having haunted human societies for ages with its various forms and ever-changing characteristics. Corruption destabilizes economies, damages social relations, and undermines political legitimacy. It also adversely affects governance, causing low government capacity, shoddy public service provision, murky rules and regulation, and poor policy implementation. At the societal level, corruption aggravates income inequality, destroys social trust, and leads to social grievances and unrest.
To deal with the challenges of corruption, governments around the world have made various efforts by adopting more rules and regulations, taking new policy initiatives, and changing strategies and tactics. However, just as the causes of corruption defy simple diagnosis, so do the effects of these efforts. There are cases widely perceived as successful, such as Demark, which has been ranked as the cleanest country in the world by Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and its “three-pronged” strategy, and Singapore's Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) with its solid anti-corruption capacity. However, cases of failure in fighting corruption abound and require equal, if not more, attention. The question is not so much how but why. What lessons can we draw from the successes and failures of fighting corruption? Why have there been so few clean societies around the world? What are good anti-corruption practices, and how can we learn from them? These questions impel scholars and practitioners to conduct in-depth studies of country- or region-specific initiatives and strategies to investigate what may work, under what circumstances, and to what extent. A one-size-fits-all solution cannot be expected.
This special issue of Global Public Policy and Governance is organized by the Institute for Global Public Policy at Fudan University and Hong Kong International Academy Against Corruption. It aims to examine new developments in anti-corruption theories and practices. Papers dealing with experiences, lessons, and prospects of fighting corruption in specific nations/regions would fit well. Evidence-based papers investigating the causes, patterns or consequences of corruption are also welcome. Authors may choose their own research methods (quantitative, qualitative, or mixed), but papers should all be theoretically sound and empirically informed.
Ting GONG, Institute for Global Public Policy, Fudan University, China; Department of Public and International Affairs, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
SARLAU Chi Ho, Director of Academy Office, ICAC, Hong Kong SAR
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).
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.
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 EditorsIan 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 EditorsJose A. Puppim de Oliveira, FGV and Institute for Global Public Policy, Fudan University Haoqi Qian, Institute for Global Public Policy, Fudan University
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.
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.
Li Tang (Fudan University)
Cong Cao (University of Nottingham Ningbo)