News‎ > ‎

Call for papers: Behavioural Governance in Europe

posted Nov 3, 2019, 9:54 AM by Eva Thomann

Anat Gofen, Alice Moseley, Kent Weaver and I invite paper proposals for a special issue proposal for the Journal of European Public Policy entitled “Frontiers of Behavioural Governance in Europe”. The special issue seeks to build on and advance the contribution of Behavioural Public Policy and Administration to the study of European Public Policy across the policy process. To build bridges between sub-disciplines, we define behavioural governance broadly as the study of how decision-makers, implementing actors and target groups both shape and react to public policies and to each other, from a psychological perspective of methodological individualism. This special issue seeks to advance this research agenda by presenting innovative research that contributes to three areas:

  1. The comparative study of behavioural governance in Europe
  2. The study of complexity in behavioural governance
  3. The study of behavioural governance in the European Union.

Successful paper proposals should outline, in no more than 300 words, the relevance and motivation, research question, data, methods, (expected) results and key contribution against the background of the research interests motivating the special issue. Please submit your proposal via e-mail to until 15th Nov. 2019.

Read the full call for papers here

Eva Thomann,
Nov 3, 2019, 9:54 AM