CFP: The Resilience of Society through the Digitalization of Public Administration

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Deadline: August 15, 2022
A special issue of Societies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a health crisis that imposed a series of restrictions on economic activities and community life, which created a gap between planning and implementation. Public administration, which is dependent on a relatively rigid bureaucratic and legislative way of working, may not have been able to implement all the solutions in the private sector, such as teleworking, to reduce this gap. More and more researchers are trying to focus their work on identifying post-pandemic solutions.

The question is whether accelerating the digitalization of public administration would allow the gap created by the health crisis to be recovered by bringing much-desired resilience to public administration.

Digitization of public administration could be important because information and communication technologies (ICT) have evolved significantly, while equipment prices have fallen, which has allowed ICT to penetrate almost all economic and social areas. New trends such as cloud computing, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, are now being studied and integrated into organizations to streamline activities. Public organizations could take advantage of these opportunities to increase both the efficiency and the added trust and transparency demanded in the public domain today.

In this Special Issue, we invite you to disseminate the results of your research that can bring new contributions to the development of knowledge in the field. We are looking for articles that highlight the importance of resilience in public administration and propose solutions or paradigms that would allow the recovery of the gap created by the current COVID-19 health crisis.

Dr. Sorin Burlacu
Guest Editor

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  • resilience
  • public administration
  • society
  • health crisis
  • pandemic COVID-19
  • digitization
  • education

Published Papers
This special issue is now open for submission.