Global Public Policy and Governance



◎ Innovative, multidisciplinary and comparative perspectives

◎ Domestic, regional and global issues of policy and governance

◎ Organizational, administrative, managerial, and policy-based research


Yijia Jing, Fudan University

Executive Editor

Evan Berman, Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Ting Gong, City University of Hong Kong

Special Issue

Global Governance of Emerging Technologies 
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Global Public Policy and Governance

Call for papers: Global Governance of Emerging Technologies

Aims and Scope
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. There is also a lack of research on how domestic and global competition in emerging technologies shapes and is being shaped by the strategies of political, legal, administrative and other stakeholders in policy negotiation, making and implementation. Attention should also be paid to how to better utilize the benefits of emerging technologies whilst preventing or mitigating their risks. The complex, disruptive, and uncertain nature of emerging technologies and their unintended consequences call for academic studies of emerging technology governance that may facilitate effective international cooperation and effective regulation. 

In this light, Global Public Policy and Governance (GPPG), a journal hosted at the Institute for Global Public Policy (IGPP), Fudan University, will publish a special issue in 2022, to stimulate and engage a scholarly and policy dialogue on various research themes related to global governance of emerging technologies. 

Given the interdisciplinary nature of this research, the special issue welcomes contributions from different academic fields. We invite submissions that introduce novel ideas and policy recommendations on dealing with the challenges and opportunities of emerging technologies. Research on how to promote international cooperation and effective regulation for sustainable development of emerging technologies is particularly welcome. So are policy debates on regulating emerging dual-use technologies and beyond. 

As the evolving notions of emerging technologies and global governance may vary substantially across different social contexts and research domains, this special issue welcomes both conceptual explorations and comparative investigations from the legal, ethical, managerial and social perspectives. Papers that provide an overview of the current state of the art, or the status quo and evolution dynamics of a specific emerging technology such as synthetic biology, genome sequencing and editing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and others will also be considered. 

Below are some of the suggested topics for submission consideration: 
•    Agenda setting and policy implementation on emerging technology governance;
•    Safety and security issues of emerging technologies;
•    Promise and peril of emerging technologies;
•    Challenges and opportunities of fostering emerging technologies;
•    Emerging technologies and their impacts on science diplomacy;
•    Comparative studies on emerging technology governance;
•    Accountable/unaccountable and contestable/uncontestable power of emerging technologies; and  
•    Broader legal, social and ethical issues of technology and governance.

Working Plan
Please submit an abstract of 1-2 pages in English to by July 15 2021. Please include in the submission the research question(s), theoretical framework and/or empirical exploration, methodological approach, and preliminary findings.  

Decision will be made in two weeks after the submission of the abstract.
Invited authors shall submit their full papers to by 28 February 2022

A workshop, virtual or in-person, contingent on global pandemic situations, will be organized by Fudan University on March 26-27 2022 for authors to present their papers. If only a virtual conference is to be held, leading authors of the papers accepted for publication in GPPG may be invited to IGPP for a short-term visitin the future when conditions allow.

The workshop will be hosted by Institute for Global Public Policy, Fudan University, and LSE-Fudan Research Centre for Global Public Policy. 

Authors will be given one month to revise their papers according to comments from the workshop and the guest editors and are expected to submit papers directly to the online submission system of Global Public Policy and Governance by the end of April 2022. All papers will go through a peer review process organized by the guest editors. Once accepted, the papers will be made available online first before they are published in print.

The format of research papers should comply with the style of GPPG (i.e., the APA reference style) and a word limit of 10,000 words. Details are available at: 

Important Dates
•    Abstract submission: 15 July 2021
•    Full paper submission: 28 February 2022
•    Revised paper submission to the EM system of GPPG: 30 April 2022
•    Expected online publication: August 2022
•    Expected hard-copy publication: December 2022

Further Information 
For questions regarding this special issue, please contact Dr. Li Tang ( 

Guest Editors 
Li Tang
Li Tang is a professor of public policy at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Dr. Tang’s research is focused on science, technology and innovation policy, research integrity, and program evaluation. Her research has appeared in Nature, Research Policy, Science and Engineering Ethics, Journal of Technology Transfer, Science and Public Policy, Journal of Informetrics. She is a co-inventor of the US granted patent “Identification disambiguation in databases”.

Cong Cao
Cong Cao is a professor of innovation studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. As a scholar of social studies of science, technology, and innovation in China, Dr. Cao has published widely on China’s scientific elite; human resources in science and technology; policy, research, and entrepreneurship in nanotechnology and biotechnology; and the governance of the science and technology system, including four authored/co-authored books and some 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. His research has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, European Union’s Framework Program 7, National Natural Science Foundation of China, among others.

About the Journal

Global Public Policy and Governance (GPPG) is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish and increase knowledge in the area of global public policy and governance. Its scope 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 through supranational mechanisms.

The journal promotes multidisciplinary research to reflect how increasing global interdependence has shaped public policy and governance in its values, structures, dynamics, and consequences, and vice versa. GPPG welcomes organizational, administrative, managerial, and policy-based research that explores public sector reforms and developments in an increasingly globalized world. The journal encourages innovative research that breaks through current theoretical paradigms and sovereignty boundaries.

Scholars publishing in GPPG will join others in furthering knowledge and debate on matters of global importance. Scholars will find GPPG a welcome home for their creative works addressing widespread challenges in public policy and governance. GPPG will be included in major databases such as Google Scholar, EBSCO host, ProQuest and more. Papers, once accepted, will be published first online. All papers on GPPG will be freely accessible from the journal website for 2021 and 2022. GPPG seeks to be included in major indexes of social sciences as soon as possible.

In short, GPPG aims to increase shared knowledge and practices, through rigorous research, of how common or significant problems are addressed from comparative or global perspectives, including cases or national experiences with global relevance.

Submission and Review

GPPG is a quarterly journal that publishes research articles, review essays and book reviews. Papers shall be submitted to the journal’s online system and go through peer-review processes. Submissions will receive immediate acknowledgement. Peer-review processes are usually completed in 4-6 weeks.

For detailed information, please see:

Editorial Hosting

The journal is hosted by the Institute for Global Public Policy (IGPP) of Fudan University. IGPP, in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)-Fudan Research Centre for Global Public Policy, builds up an international platform of policy studies and degree education with a genuine global and multidisciplinary perspective.

Illustrative topics of submissions. We welcome empirical studies of countries and regions.

  • 1. Accountability and regional governance

  • 2. Addressing global or transnational issues (e.g., global warming): a case study

  • 3. Assessing coordination in domestic, regional or transnational settings

  • 4. BRICS cooperation and comparison

  • 5. Building up global or regional governance

  • 6. Citizen participation or trust in global issues

  • 7. Collaborative and network-based governance across borders

  • 8. Comparative analysis of approaches to public financing

  • 9. Comparative governance issues in public health systems, reforms, and cooperation

  • 10. Comparative public values

  • 11. Comparative study of regulatory regimes

  • 12. Comparing administrative reforms

  • 13. Comparing politics-administration relations (e.g., China and the US)

  • 14. Comparing public governance or public policy among/across countries

  • 15. Comparing State-Owned Enterprises (e.g., France and UK)

  • 16. Comparing welfare states

  • 17. Contracting and public service innovations (e.g., Eastern Europe)

  • 18. Cultural effects in public sector organizational management

  • 19. Digitalization and governance responses (e.g., Finland)

  • 20. Domestic and cross-country migration issues

  • 21. E-governance: a case with global impact

  • 22. Emergent transnational or global issues.

  • 23. Environmental issues within and across borders (e.g., China, Japan, and South Korea)

  • 24. Examining collaborative/strategic planning in international context

  • 25. Examining public-private relations and their effects on global issues

  • 26. Examining the roles of nonprofit organizations with global implications

  • 27. Experts, expertise, and evidence in policy and gover- nance: examining a global issue

  • 28. Explaining conditions of public performance causing e different outcomes.

  • 29. Failed states and state governance capacities.

  • 30.General theories of public policy and governance in a global context.

  • 31. Global emission trading and SDGs

  • 32. Global governance and regional organizations

  • 33. Global political economy

  • 34. Globalization and global governance: Concepts and Debates

  • 35. Globalization and urban management in countries (e.g., African)

  • 36. Governance and effects of international development cooperation

  • 37. Governance in civil service institutions with global implications or examples

  • 38. Governance of emerging technologies

  • 39. Governance of risks in the global context

  • 40. Governance systems and impact on global issues

  • 41. Government cooperation with high-tech leaders

  • 42. Governmentality of global governance

  • 43. How new innovations affect regional or global regulation

  • 44. International NGOs and non-profit sector development

  • 45. Leadership of global or regional governance

  • 46. Managing Global Relations by Cities: NYC, Melbourne, and London

  • 47. Multi-level governance (e.g., EU, the world)

  • 48. National, regional, and global responses to Covid-19 pandemic

  • 49. New paradigms of public governance: regional or global impacts

  • 50. Policy entrepreneurship affecting regional or global governance

  • 51. Populism and its consequences: a case with global implications

  • 52. Practices of global or transnational public-oriented leadership

  • 53. Rejuvenating inter-governmental relations in different political settings (e.g., China)

  • 54. Research methods in policy and governance.

  • 55. Science and technology policy in comparative perspective

  • 56. Studies of transnational or regional organizations and their impacts

  • 57. Theory and practice of good governance

  • 58. Transferring public policy or governance practises within regions

  • 59. Transnational governance

  • 60. Understanding corruption and anti-corruption in different contexts