CfP Special Issue. Artificial Intelligence and Public Administration: Actors, Governance, and Policies - Public Policy and Administration
Public Policy and Administration. Call for Papers
Special Issue. Artificial Intelligence and Public Administration: Actors, Governance, and Policies
Public Policy and Administration (PPA) is the journal of the UK Joint University Council (JUC) Public Administration Committee (PAC). PPA aims to publish original peer-reviewed material within the broad field of public policy and administration. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). PPA is indexed in Clarivate Analytics' Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) (Public Administration Q2 15/48, 2020, JIF 3.386).
Special Issue Guest Editors
Dr. J. Ignacio Criado (Department of Political Science and International Relations, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)
Dr. Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazán (Political and Social Sciences School, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Toluca, Estado de México, México)
Dr. J. Ramon Gil-Garcia (Center for Technology in Government and Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA).
Public Policy and Administration is seeking scholarly manuscripts for a special issue on Artificial Intelligence and Public Administration: Actors, Governance, and Policy (tentative scheduled for publication in 2023).
AI and algorithms applied in public sector organizations have been scarcely studied empirically and systematically. Therefore, the purpose of this special issue on Artificial Intelligence and Public Administration: Actors, Governance, and Policy is to study the use and implications of AI and algorithms in public administration and policy regarding different dimensions and levels of applications, including a particular focus on empirical results about actors involved in the adoption process, governance strategies, and policy areas of utilization of those applications.
Hence, this special issue on Artificial Intelligence and Public Administration: Actors, Governance and Policy is open to research based on any kind of technology or system based on algorithms used in the public sector. The main objectives of this Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence and Public Administration: Actors, Governance, and Policy are the following.
• To explore different AI strategies and policies from different countries and regions around the world.
• To link strategies of AI to different governance models in different contexts worldwide and to identify the different common characteristics, values, and ideas that share AI policies from around the world.
• To understand the human implications of AI and algorithms in public sector governance and management.
• To identify the best AI cases and practices in public administration worldwide.
• To assess the most essential areas of development within AI in public policy and considering different policy domains.
• To analyze some critical measures adopted by government around the world to implement IA in the public sector.
• To define and propose models of governance of AI based on key actors identified in different contexts.
• To emphasize the role of ethics and human rights in AI for public services.
This special issue will welcome contributions from different perspectives and research areas related to Artificial Intelligence and Public Administration: Actors, Governance, and Policy. It is oriented to bring together international, high-quality research to produce theoretical and empirical insights on the adoption, use, results, and impacts of AI in public administration and policy. This special issue aims to provide a broad perspective on the possibilities of AI and algorithms to foster a new generation of public policies and services and transform public sector organizations and processes.
This special issue welcomes conceptual and empirical research, including papers based on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research strategies. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Theories of AI and public sector management.
- Public values and ethical issues connected to AI in public policy and administration.
- Public policies and strategies for implementation of AI to promote more citizen-centric public services.
- Human aspects related with the development of AI in public services.
- Data and information management based on AI systems and applications.
- Challenges and results from the use of AI in public sector management.
Submission procedure and important dates
The submission procedure will follow the usual norms and regulations of Public Policy and Administrationand SAGE. The issue is expected to be ready for publication in 2023 (indicative), based on the following timeline:
Call for Papers (CfP): Beginning 2022
Article proposal due (not more than 1000 words): February 28, 2022
Proposal notification sent: April 1, 2022
Full articles submissions due: July 15, 2022
The review process will follow the usual times and course of PPA.
Article proposals and inquiries should be directly submitted to guest editors via email: J. Ignacio Criado: firstname.lastname@example.org Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazan email@example.com and J Ramon Gil-Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org
It is expected that, prior to full article submissions, guest editors may conduct an informal online workshop and provide authors with development feedback.