The Journal of Middle East Review of Public Policy and Administration (MERPPA)
The Official Journal of the Association of Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA)
Call for Papers
Special Issue: Understanding History, Negotiating Policy and Administration, and Moving Forward
Submit your Paper by March 30th, 2022
This special issue of MERPPA will capitalize on the AMEPPA 10th annual conference and its theme: Understanding History, Negotiating Policy and Administration, and Moving Forward. Similar to the conference focus, this special issue will seek to highlight the intersection of religion, culture, and/or socioeconomic influences with public administration and public policy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It will seek to identify spaces of public policy at times of pandemics, crisis management, climate change, migration, social media, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, and/or more with public administration and public policy within the region.
Central to understanding these issues are concepts pertaining to the policy making process such as policy design, policy transfer, representative bureaucracy, collaborative governance, good governance, accountability, and/or the cultural and religious heritage of public administration and public policy of the region. Multiple actors including the administrative state, non-government organizations, foundations, universities, and think-tanks are also central to this understanding.
MERPPA is a peer-reviewed journal that operates with the support of the Public Policy and Administration Department at the American University in Cairo. An ad-hoc editorial board will be responsible for this special issue. Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of MERPPA will be reviewed.
There are no required fees to submit or publish in this journal.
MERPPA will only publish original research. Papers should not exceed the limit of 7,000 words, including all elements (title page, abstract, notes, references, tables, biographical statement, etc.). All submitted papers will be assessed based on the following criteria: contribution to knowledge; thoroughness of research and/or evidence of special knowledge based on personal experience; organization of material; style; findings and conclusions.