«Public Administration Issues» Journal,

Post. address:
National Research University
Higher School of Economics
20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow 101000, Russian Federation
Location address:
of. 307, 4/2, Slavyanskaya sq., Moscow 109074, Russian Federation

Tel./fax: 7 (495) 772-95-90, ext. 12631

E-mail: vgmu@hse.ru 

Science Index rating

32nd place in the SCIENCE INDEX
for 2019 (more than 4000 journals)
Russian Science Citation Index

two-year impact factor for 2019: 2,631
(the citation of all sources)

Russian Science Citation Index
five-year impact factor for 2019: 1,725

Ten-year h-index 2019: 31


Journal's Indexing


Research and educational journal
Published quarterly since 2007
ISSN 1999-5431
E-ISSN 2409-5095




Call for papers

 for a Special Issue of the Journal “Public Administration Issues”


 The journal “Public Administration Issues” (https://vgmu.hse.ru/en/, ranked in Scopus Q3 and in Web of Science Q3) is happy to put out a call for papers 
for the upcoming English-language Special Issue:

 Comparative Performance Management in Government: International Cases.


Guest Editor: Professor Tobin Im, Dean of Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University.

Co-editors: Professor Alexey Barabashev, President of Graduate School of Public Administration, Higher School of Economics (Moscow),
and Assistant Professor Jesse W. Campbell, Incheon National University, South Korea

Theme of Special Issue: 

       The promise of performance management in government has proved to be so compelling that today we are well into an "era of government by performance management" (Moynihan & Pandey 2004). Performance management seeks to improve the performance of public programs and agencies by developing and adopting clear and specific organizational goals, decomposing these goals into quantitatively reliable indicators, collecting performance information over time, and, ultimately, allocating organizational resources in order to meet performance targets. As an ongoing process, performance management may streamline operations, focus the efforts of employees, and, ultimately, increase the accountability of government. Governments around the world have endeavored to reap these benefits by adopting performance management practices.
       Like most managerial and administrative movements adopted by government, however, the performance management revolution was initiated primarily in the West, and, more specifically, by the governments of English speaking countries. As such, although the principles and assumptions underlying performance management reform seem contextually neutral, in practice there may be a number of operational, performance, and even cultural factors that affect how the practice is used and develops outside of its native context. For example, South Korea has adopted many of the key instruments in the performance management toolkit, however, there are lingering doubts about how far the system has affected real change (Im, 2016).  In contrast, bureaucrats in the Russian Federation have adopted a variety of coping strategies in order to address the reporting demands brought about by the implementation of a robust program of performance management reforms at many levels of government (Kalgin 2016). Given these and many more examples, to the extent that the contextually specific assumptions underlying performance management are not explicitly recognized and taken into account during the implementation of performance management reforms outside of the Western context, unintended outcomes may ultimately occur that undermine the potential of the reforms. Consequently, studying performance management and measurement in practice outside of the Western context may yield valuable theoretical and practical insight into a paradigm that is now largely taken for granted.
       In this special issue of Public Administration Issues, we seek to bring together articles examining the implementation of performance management and measurement regimes in diverse contexts. Specifically, we are looking for studies that help to shed light on the unique aspects of performance management regimes in contexts that differ considerably from the West. Both qualitative and quantitative studies are welcomed, however, provided that contextually relevant phenomena are the focus of the case study or incorporated into the empirical model. Specifically, we hope to address the following questions in the Special Issue: 
  • What field(s) of government function(s) are the most advanced in performance management reform and why?
  • What are examples of unintended consequences of performance reforms, and what general lessons can be drawn from these?
  • What are the difficulties and problems of implementing the performance management into the practice of governance?
  • What are the most advanced national and regional performance assessment projects?
  • Are these practices disseminated, and are there any obstacles for their successful dissemination?


Important Dates and Information: 

·      Abstract submission deadline (no more than 500 words): September 30, 2019. 
·      Deadline for submission of manuscripts on the basis of accepted abstracts: January 31, 2020. 
·      Proposed date of publication of the special issue: May 2020. 

 Guidelines for authors (requirements for manuscripts) are: https://vgmu.hse.ru/en/

Please, send your abstracts to the addressestobin@snu.ac.kr ; jessewcampbell@gmail.com
 and in cc to: abarabashev@hse.ru ;  vgmu@hse.ru

XXI April International Academic Conference

on Economic and Social Development


April 6-10 2020, Moscow



On April 6-10, 2020 in Moscow, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University), with the support of the World Bank, will be hosting the XXI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. The Conference's Programme Committee will be chaired by Professor Evgeny Yasin, HSE University's academic supervisor. 

The Conference features a diverse agenda concerning social and economic development in Russia. The Conference programme will include presentations by Russian and international academics, roundtables and plenary sessions with participation of members of the Government of the Russian Federation, government officials, business representatives, and leading Russian and foreign experts. 

The XXI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development once again invites participants from the international academic and expert community!

Information about previous conferences can be viewed here: https://conf.hse.ru/2019/ 



Papers presented at the Conference should contain the results of original research based on up-to-date research methodology. The Conference Programme will be developed based on accepted proposals.


WORKING LANGUAGES of the conference: Russian and English.


TIME LIMITS of the conference are the following ones: 

-   Presentation: 15-20 minutes; 
-   Roundtable discussions: 5-7 minutes. 

DEADLINES for proposals:
  • Submit the proposal through HSE University’s online system from September 9until November 15, 2019 (the link will become available later).
The application should include a detailed summary of the proposed presentation in Russian (for Russian-speaking participants) and English (for all participants) in either Word or RTF format. The summary should be between 1-3 pages, 1.5 spacing (up to 7,000 symbols) and should clearly state the problem, research approach used (particularly, if there is a model on which the analysis is based), and the main results. In addition, the abstract should indicate the novelty of the obtained results in comparison with previously published works. Proposals that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
  • A group of authors, each individually registered on the Conference system, may request permission from the Programme Committee to present their reports in one session. To do so, they must complete the form on the Conference website by November 15, 2019.
One author may present one individual paper and no more than 2 co-authored papers at the Conference. A session should contain no more than two papers submitted by the same organization. A standard session lasts 1.5 hours. Proposals for the formation of sessions will be considered by the Programme Committee when reviewing applications and developing the Conference Programme.
  • The Programme Committee's decision about the acceptance of the papers will be made by January 24, 2020, based on the reviews conducted by independent experts. The preliminary programme will be available on the Conference’s website.
  • Scholars whose papers are included in the programme must confirm their participation through their personal account in the HSE University's system by February 10, 2020 (otherwise, their paper will be excluded from the programme) and provide slides of their presentation in English by March 13, 2020 for publication on the Conference’s website.

Papers included in the programme after additional reviews by the editorial board will be considered for possible publication in leading Russian journals on Economics, Sociology, Management, Public administration, etc. These journals are either cited in the Scopus and WoS databases or included in the list of peer-reviewed journals of the Russian Higher Attestation Commission.
  • Online registration to attend the Conference (without presentation) will be open until March 20, 2019.





Information about the participation fees, payments deadlines and procedures will be available on the respective section of the Conference’s website.




The Conference Organizing Committee


(Contact:  interconf@hse.ru)

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