Call for Papers: Public Service Ethics, Values and Spirituality: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing and Transitional Countries
Special issue in: Public Administration and Development (PAD)
Special Issue Guest Editors
Dr Farhad Hossain (Corresponding Editor), The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Dr Anthony Sumnaya Kumasey, University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana
Dr Christopher J. Rees, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Dr Aminu Mamman, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
This special issue of Public Administration and Development seeks to advance theoretical and empirical understanding of how ethics, values and spirituality at work is understood and embedded within public service organizational practices and processes and simultaneously used to respond to unethical behaviours in the public service of developing and transitional countries. Research papers should examine the following aspects from theoretical or empirical perspectives:
- Examining the ethical standards, values and norms of public service organizations in developing and transitional countries and thereby addressing the dearth of literature on this discourse.
- Exploring whether there are deviations from the ethical standards and values of the public service of developing and transitional countries and, if there are, what kind(s) of deviations are they.
- Investigating how ethical standards, values and norms are enforced in developing and transitional countries.
- Evaluating the role of workplace spirituality and ascertaining whether it can ameliorate unethical behaviours in the public service of developing and transitional countries.
- Expanding the depth and breadth of comparative public sector ethics, values and spirituality by comparing practices in different countries (both developed and developing country contexts).
- 28 February 2019: Deadline for submission of papers directly through the journal online submission system
- 1 March 2019 – September 2019: Review process and amendments to manuscripts
- First half of 2020: Publication of the special issue
Subject to the process of peer review, accepted papers may be published online first in the last quarter of 2019.
* Author/s interested to contribute to this special issue are welcome to share their abstracts with the Corresponding Editor (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) before submitting a full paper.
Format of Contribution
Research papers (maximum 7,000 words) should comply with the styles of Public Administration and Development