Special Issue "New Insight on Sustainable Public Policy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: public policy; public economy; resource economy; political philosophy
Interests: water and solid waste management; circular economy; recyling; landfilling/landfill mining; storage of waste fuels/recyclables; leachate treatment; waste management in developing countries
Sustainability is important, not only for the world but also for the private sector and for public service as well. In these turbulent days, with pandemics, economic recession and climate change debates, the authorities are called upon to grant a decent life for inhabitants all over the world. This is a humanitarian need!
Nonetheless, what really matters about the social sector is not the absolute size of the national budget, but its ability to create a general feeling that common citizens have a good life and feel well. If such a mode can be accomplished, the risk for upheavals and strikes can be reduced. If so, the economy prospers.
In order to achieve this, it is necessary to plan and manage in a correct way public activity and resource efficiency in a territory, with the aim of guaranteeing the maximization of positive impacts which public action brings, and the minimization of negative impacts to eliminate most of the negative ones, also at the global level.
A Sustainable Public Policy for the social sector is a key aspect so as to achieve these objectives due to it guaranteeing, on the one hand, the perfect integration of citizens’ needs into the economy, society, culture and the environment in those territories where a sustainable public policy develops. On the other hand, it also has a key role to properly satisfy the natural profitability demand, which is an essential point to ensure the viability of public projects in an increasingly harsh competition context.
In this sense, a New Insight on Sustainable Public Policy must ensure the coherence between the development tendencies and real possibilities of implementation of successful models. This is what allows people to design specific strategies and actions for each situation that raises the positive impacts.
Consequently, New Insights on Sustainable Public Policy allow us to identify, define and guide the stakeholders who influence societal development by promoting synergies that raise effort efficiency and effectiveness. Furthermore, this fosters the development of a holistic, comprehensive vision that promotes innovation to overcome the paradigms and barriers to societal development by suitable decision support tools.
The aim of this Special Issue is to demonstrate the importance of a sustainable policy and planning for public entities to ensure an efficient usage of resources. In doing so, the expectations and needs of the ever more demanding citizens can be met, concerned with experiencing quality for the services they are seeking.
Dr. Jan Stenis
Prof. Dr. William Hogland
Manuscript Submission Information
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- public policy
- public economy
- resource efficiency
- efficient organizations
- decision support tools
- computerized decision making
- quantitative methods
- water and waste management