CfP: TG:PPP Special Issue

Transforming Government: People, Process & Policy (TG:PPP) Special Issue: Multi-Level (e)Governance

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Transforming Government publishes leading scholarly and practitioner research on the subject of transforming Government through its people, processes and policy. Unique and progressive in its approach, the journal seeks to recognise both the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives of e-Government, and welcomes both pure and applied research that impacts central and local Government. International perspectives are also welcome.


Multi-level governance is a new model of a transparent and open policy-making process respecting the complexities of multi-tier territorial entities; it has been officially adopted by the Committee of the Regions in its Multi-level Governance Charta in the European Union. The concept, however, has attracted attention beyond the EU as it emphasizes the principles of self-governance, subsidiarity and proportionality. Nearly every state, whether inside or outside the EU, is in a situation that lends itself to principles of multi-level governance. This however requires horizontal and vertical coordination among policy actors as well as the involvement of citizens, civil society and the business community. This Special Issue is to explore how ICT can act as an enabler for these governance models and what the risks and limitations are.

This TGPPP Special Issue will publish leading research results by scholars and practitioners representing the state of the art in the field. Successful ICT support of multi-level governance has technical, legal, organisational and social aspects; hence, we welcome submissions with a diversity of methodological approaches. The issue will reflect this multi-disciplinary approach and is to include policy-based, technical, legal, organisational, sociological and empirical research.


Submissions to be considered for this special issue may deal with, but are not limited to the following:

  • Co-ordinated eGovernment strategies over multiple administrative levels
  • Multi-tier identity management
  • Privacy and data protection, cyber security
  • Open data and open government
  • ICT for smart cities and smart regions
  • Coordination of back-office applications
  • Citizen engagement and participation


Detailed instructions/author guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts are provided on the journal at Please follow these guidelines before making a submission. Submissions must constitute original work and will be submitted to a double blind reviewing process. Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers should be submitted via the ScholarOne system.


Submission Deadline: May 31, 2016
Notification of Status and Acceptance of Paper: July 15, 2016
Final papers required: October 31, 2016
Publication of the Special Issues: 2017


  • Alexander Prosser, WU Vienna
  • Alexander Balthasar, Austrian Federal Chancellery
  • Hendrik Hansen, Andrássy University, Budapest
  • Robert Müller-Török, University of Public Administration and Finance, Ludwigsburg

All submission queries should be directed to the attention of:

Alexander Prosser, Email: