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Public service environment

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  •   This special issue belongs to

      International Journal of Housing and Human Settlement Planning

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      Deadline for Manuscript Submission

      March 31st, 2023

      Deadline for Publication

      April 15, 2023

    Special Issue Description

    Dear Collegues,

    Any service created to meet the needs of the total population of a community is considered a public service. [1][2] People who live in a government jurisdiction can access public services directly from public sector organizations or through public financing of private firms or nonprofits (or even as provided by family households, though terminology may differ depending on context). Other public services are provided on behalf of or in the greatest interests of the citizens of a government. The phrase refers to a social consensus that some services ought to be accessible to everyone, regardless of wealth, physical condition, or brain fortitude (often expressed through elections). The paramedics, police, and fire brigades are a few examples of such services (see also public service broadcasting).

    Public services are usually governed by rules that go beyond those that apply to most economic sectors for social and political reasons, even in cases in which they are neither provided nor funded by the government. When it is made with the public's interests and goals in mind, public policy is a form of public service. While some government services may occasionally fit the definition of a public good (being non-rivalrous and non-excludable), the majority are services that, depending on prevailing social standards, the market may not adequately provide. Most of the time, government services are only services; no actual goods are produced as a result. Particularly in industries with natural monopolies, they may be provided by regional or national monopolies.


    * Public sector organizations
    * Local government
    * Business Excellence
    * Public service media
    * Information disorder

    Manuscript Submission information

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    Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent on email address:[email protected] for announcement on this website.
    Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

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