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Special Issue "Contemporary Local Governance, Wellbeing and Sustainability"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760). This special issue belongs to the section "Contemporary Politics and Society".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 941
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Contemporary local public and private organizations co-exist in a delicate environment characterized by continuous change. This change has a potentially high impact on local governance dynamics and exerts pressure on the strategy of local authorities and the achievement of their goals.
Sustainability and wellbeing are key factors for local administrations. They are crucial for the implementation of local governance strategies aimed at improving their performance and at the fulfilment of their mission. One way to look at the subject is to consider that in the context of contemporary local governance, sustainability and wellbeing can be regarded as extensions of quality of living: the orientation of local governments, authorities, administrations, organizations, institutions, and agents toward the citizen while simultaneously obtaining the desired results—efficacy and efficiency.
Academic and scientific literature and recent empirical studies reveal the multifactorial nature of this complex subject. Contemporary local governance is composed of a series of dimensions that include environment; urbanism and housing; accessibility, mobility, and transportation; education; economy; health; cultural identity; happiness with life; diversity; tourism; and security.
This Special Issue will embrace an assortment of papers presenting original, innovative, and scientific contributions to the subject, aiming to answer the following question: how does contemporary local governance relates to and how can it contribute to the improvement of wellbeing and sustainability?
Dr. Pedro Miguel Alves Ribeiro Correia
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- local governance
- public administration
- public sector
- private sector
- organizational behavior
- best municipalities to live in
- local management
- local government