• Publishes original research articles, letters, reviews/mini- reviews and guest edited thematic issues on various topics related to┬áPublic Administration.

About The Section

Public Administration


Wei Li
Huazhong University of Science and Technology

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Aims and Scope

The section named Public Administration of the journal Current Social Sciences welcomes book reviews, case reports, letters to the editors or opinion articles, systematic or thematic review articles, and original research articles.

The contribution can be based on social science theories and methods of inquiry. It shall aim to deepen the understanding of a social phenomenon and/or propose solutions to social problems. Comparative analysis across regions, over time, using different theories/perspectives are also welcome.

The relevant topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Issues and solutions about eco-sustainability, and social and economic sustainability.
  • Public human resource management, public budgeting, non-profit management, social entrepreneurship, performance management, ethics of public administration, policy analysis paradigm and techniques, governance of science and technology, information management, organizational theories, leadership studies, network governance, policy design, policy styles, and tools of government.
  • Quantitative and qualitative methodology, big data and computational social science, experimental methods, application of multi-disciplinary methods (e.g. psychology, economics, sociology) to analyze public administration problems.
  • State-society dynamics, legislative-executive relations, theories of policy processes and policy advisory system, judiciary system and regulatory governance, social norms and collective actions, market and community institutions.