The scientific journal “Studia z Polityki Publicznej / Public
Policy Studies” (http://szpp.sgh.waw.pl)
published at the Collegium of Socio-Economics of the SGH Warsaw School of
Economics, announces the Call for Papers for the Thematic Issue:
Policy Transfer and Learning in the
Context of COVID-19 Pandemic
Deadline for submitting proposals/abstracts of papers: July 15, 2021.
Deadline for submitting manuscripts: October 31, 2021.
The scope of this Call for Papers:
Since the beginning of 2020, governments around the world have had to
take swift and radical decisions to protect people from the COVID-19 pandemic,
an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Various types of public interventions were hastily introduced, such as travel restrictions and
admitting foreigners, organizing public events, self-isolation, quarantines,
and closing commercial and catering facilities.
Governments – sometimes with various social
partners – have also started to develop various public policies, strategies,
and public programs. For example, economy support packages, business rescue
packages; support programs for people losing their livelihoods and easing the
situation on the labor markets; programs for obtaining data on the patterns of
the spread of the coronavirus; vaccination programs; programs for adapting
public and private entities to remote work (e.g., schools and companies).
From the perspective of public policy research,
it is crucial to identify the sources of data and knowledge, which become the
basis for the creation of the concept of public actions aimed at reducing the
scale of the pandemic and reducing the effects of its spread. An important area
of analysis is how governments create action programs against a pandemic, to
what extent they rely on the transfer of programs, borrowing from outside, and
to what extent there is a diffusion of action models in the international space
(e.g., the role of World Health Organization recommendations).
Another key dimension of the analysis is the
policy learning of all actors involved in countering the pandemic. For example,
how the policy measures and tools have been disseminated across regions, across
policy networks, across policy domains, and across the vertical (sectoral) and
horizontal dimensions. It is also interesting to recognize the best practices
that emerged and circulated in public discourse at various stages of the
The thematic issue welcomes
papers focused on theoretical issues, empirical findings, and case studies of
policymaking. The list of potential topics includes, but is not limited to:
- Policy transfer across the East and the
- Public policy in the context of fake
news and disinformation.
- New approaches to policymaking during
the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Relations of public policy with risk and
trust management, risk communication, disaster risk reduction, disaster
preparedness, disaster management, and resilience.
- Creating and implementing sectoral
policies in response to the pandemic crisis.
- Globalization and the Europeanization of
public policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Convergence, divergence, or persistence
of public policy in the new sanitary regime.
- Behavioral dimension of public policy.
- Ethics of public policy during the
- Policy innovation, new policy
instruments, and digital tools of government (e.g., AI and Big Data).
- Monitoring and evaluation of public
policy during the pandemic.
The deadline for interested authors to submit paper proposals/abstracts
will expire on July 15, 2021, and for the full manuscripts on October 31, 2021.
Proposed topics should be sent to the journal’s
Editorial Secretary (dr Andrzej Klimczuk, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Authors should submit manuscripts to the journal “Studia z Polityki
Publicznej / Public Policy Studies” only via the Open Journal Systems
Texts should be in Word (.docx) format and consist of up to a max 40 000
characters. All texts undergo a review process (double-blind peer-review).
Articles are published in Open Access under the CC BY 4.0 licence
(authors retain the copyright). Editing and publication of articles in “Studia
z Polityki Publicznej / Public Policy Studies” journal are free of
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Manuscripts should include the following elements:
- Author(s) contact details (name and
surname, institutional affiliation, city, country, e-mail address, and ORCID identifier).
- Title of the paper.
- Abstract: max 150 words.
- 5-7 keywords.
- JEL Classification Codes: 3-5 codes;
codes are available here.
- Main text and subtitles.
- Endnotes and references in the APA
We encourage authors to use the article template (in Polish or in English).
More information for authors is available on the journal’s website (http://szpp.sgh.waw.pl).