Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Science, Politics, and Public Policy after the COVID-19

The Journal Public Sciences & Policies opens a new call for papers for a special edition on Science, Politics, and Public Policy after the COVID-19.

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic virus brought several challenges for countries worldwide, for both communities and individuals. Since the beginning of the outbreak, many aspects of this virus have been studied from the epidemiological, clinical, social and economic point of view. Amidst the myriad of uncertainties though, our focus should be kept in the future. The time has come to start a discussion on how can we learn and grow from the experience of living a pandemic period.

We hope that our special issue will contribute to the crucially important discussion on the impact of the pandemic on Science, Politics, and Public Policy.

As such, this special issue looks for manuscripts on issues including (but not exclusively):

  1. Lessons learned in science, politics, public administration, and public policies;
  2. Local, national and global level Governance consequences;
  3. Technological, demographic, social and economic shifts;
  4. Positive and negative effects on the environment;
  5. Social and economic inequalities;
  6. Workplace and labour market consequences;
  7. Future of work.

We welcome the submission of reviews, original research articles, systematic reviews, and case studies targeting any of these core research questions, as the main goal of this Special Issue is to address some of the core research questions related to the afterwards of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guest editors:

Sónia P. Gonçalves (CAPP/ ISCSP-Universidade de Lisboa)

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Sónia P. Gonçalves is an assistant professor at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lisbon, researcher and coordinator of the Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Research Group at the Centre for Public Management and Public Administration (CAPP) at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. She holds a PhD in Work and Organizational Psychology from the ISCTE-IUL. Her research interests focus on how context variables contribute the person health in workplace.

Randhir Auluck (Coventry University)

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Randhir is Associate Head: Enterprise & Innovation in the School of Marketing and Management, Coventry Business School at Coventry University in the UK. Formerly, she worked at the National School of Government and its predecessor the Centre for Management and Policy Studies. She currently leads a number of large scale leadership development programmes in the public sector including the UK civil service, and internationally (including India and Ethiopia). Previously she has led various international capacity building projects in a range of countries and has been on secondment to the Governments of South Africa and France. At present, she is also a local government City Councillor and a Justice of the Peace, and sits on the Boards of a number of local charities including the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre and Coventry Relate. Her PhD is on Strategic HRD & the status of the HRD profession, and she has published in the area of public service reform, employee development and diversity management.

André Escórcio Soares (Coventry University)

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He’s an Assistant Professor at Coventry University, with experience in Human Resources, Organisational Behaviour, and Business and Occupational Psychology in universities in Portugal, England and Poland. His research is about using social network analysis, team dynamics and positive psychology to increase the performance of individuals, teams and organisations both in the industrial and in the sports context. It covers areas such as shared cognitions, social contagion, leadership, psychological safety, among others. He presented his work at international conferences (e.g. International Network of Business & Management Journals Conference and Lusophone Congress on Organizational Behaviour and Management) and has published in international scholarly journals (e.g. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, Active Learning in Higher Education and International Business Research).

Miguel Pereira Lopes (CAPP/ ISCSP-Universidade de Lisboa)

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Miguel Pereira Lopes is the President of the Centre for Public Management and Public Administration (CAPP) at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is an Associate Professor with Habilitation at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lisbon where he coordinates the Human Resources Management Academic Department (Coordinator of the PhD, MSc, and BA), and serves as an elected member of the Scientific Council. He holds a PhD in Applied Psychology and a Post-doc in Economics from the NOVA University of Lisbon. In the past, Miguel has served as the Portuguese National Representative at EURAM – European Academy of Management.

Deadlines:

  • 31 September 2020: deadline for the submission of a structured abstract (purpose, method, findings, implications, main contribution) with up to 250 words, in English.
  • 31 October 2020: deadline for decisions over submitted abstracts.
  • 31 March 2021: deadline for the submission of the complete paper in English.

Please add the subject Special Issue on AFTER THE COVID-19 in the submission. Submitted articles will go through a double-blind peer-review process. The Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies will provide text review services (if needed).

Information for authors:

  1. Articles must be written in English. Text clarity and quality will be essential.
  2. Articles must include an abstract up to 250 words, in Portuguese and a second one in English. Three to five keywords must be included with each abstract.
  3. Articles length: 5.000 to 7500 words.
  4. Articles must be submitted using APA style norms (6th edition).
  5. Authors must submit two files in .doc, .docx or .rtf formats: 1) cover letter with title, abstract, keywords, authors bio notes (up to 200 words), institutional affiliation and contacts (please provide corresponding author indication); and 2) main paper without authors information to assure blind review.
  6. Both files must be submitted through the ScholarOne platform.

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