Journal of African and Asian Local Government Studies|
effectiveness and preparedness for an increasingly globalized economy and society and in crafting new management and development initiatives. With this Call for Papers, we would like to solicit scholarly and practical contributions thatdescribe, explain, and analyze the management and development strategies adopted by local governing authorities to respond to the consequences of
Although our journal primarily targetsgovernance issues in African and Asian local communities, research contributions from other parts of the world are highly encouraged for this special issue. The research topics in which we are particularly interested include, but are not limited to:-
Administrative reform measures aimed at enhancing local capacity to deal with the impact of internationalization of society and economy;-
Innovative management approaches, such as the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model,contracting, and outsourcing;-
Fiscal and financial management strategies adopted by local government in response toeconomic interdependence and free flow of capital and labor;-
Organizational development, human capital improvement, and new and creative training approaches for local government and community leaders;-
Community development issues, including quality of life, business development, welfare,social safety net, and cultural preservation;-
Information technology and how it is incorporated into local public management andcommunity development;-
Environmental change and sustainable development; and-
Social and political unrest, intensification of identity politics and ethnic conflict, andcommunal violence; The list of research topics is not exclusive and does not preclude other globalization-relatedtopics. If you wish to have your proposals considered for publication in this special issue of
Journal of African and Asian Local Government Studies (JAALGS),
please submit a one-page abstract of no more than500 words delineating the research topics, methodologies used, and how your research will contribute tothe overarching objectives of the special issue to Tatchalerm Sudhipongpracha( email@example.com )by
February 28, 2013.
When submitting, please include
in the subjectline. Also, please include your names, titles, affiliations, and e-mail addresses in your proposals.Contributors will be notified by
April 1, 2013
as to whether they will be invited to prepare a full paper.Final research papers are expected by
June 20, 2013
and will be submitted through the refereeing processused by
Journal of African and Asian Local Government Studies
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