Special Issue "Promoting Well-Being, Health Equity, and Citizenship through Inclusive Democratic Innovation"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2021.
Interests: recovery; recovery-oriented practice; mental health; substance abuse; citizenship; relational welfare; well-being; social justice; participatory action research
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Interests: health promotion; well-being; health equity; social justice; public value; co-creation; democratic innovation; community; sustainable development; participatory research
Interests: civil society; co-production; welfare state; welfare mix; social policy; citizenship; participatory democracy
There is an urgent need for political consensus to achieve sustainable development of societies. This includes the quest for equal opportunities for citizens to achieve wellbeing. However, political parties and political views are becoming more polarized, people are becoming more disengaged, and those affected by low levels of wellbeing tend to be excluded from democratic processes. The voices of excluded citizens need to be included and recognized if democracy is to pursue wellbeing for all. The inclusion of such groups is a promising approach to reducing inequities and to building strong foundations for more sustainable development of societies and deepening of democracy, aligned with social justice and wellbeing of societies. Democratic innovation is needed—the question is, how?
This Special Issue welcomes papers examining democratic innovation aiming to promote well-being, health equity, and citizenship for all.
For this Special Issue, we invite you to submit articles on high-quality original research, reviews or perspective articles that provide new and robust discoveries that broaden current knowledge. The relevance for practice should be emphasized.
Prof. Dr. Ottar Ness
Ms. Dina von Heimburg
Dr. Johan Vamstad
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- democratic innovation
- social justice
- public value
- human rights
- social inclusion
- participatory democracy