Special Issue Theme:
Socio-economic revitalization policies in post-pandemic era for sustainable and equitable growth
COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented devastation to the humanity. The disease has spread to the remotest corners of the world at great pace and did not allow sufficient response time to the public administration authorities to undertake preventive and counter active measure and consequently have to undergo complete lockdown. Several countries have faced second and third waves of spurt in infection rates. Several of the developing countries that were already in the economic downfall were severely affected. The infectious disease transformed into a major public health concern within short time. Lockdowns and quarantines have challenged the primary health care system. Almost all the sectors were affected by the pandemic. The stock markets and the trading had fallen to lowest possible levels reflecting the impact on the economy.
The immediate strategy was to confer protection to the populations and this has led to greater investment and diversion of resources for the development of the vaccine, medication and other health care infrastructure and amenities. The personal protection kits, ventilators and oxygen generation units were made available to the populations with great impetus. However, in addition to the National policies, global policy formulation and implementations is necessary to tackle this pandemic in a comprehensive manner. Revised health and economic policies in agriculture, finance, transportation and trade for countering the pandemic and addressing socioeconomic disparities and for emergency preparedness are required. These include provision of the subsidies food, generation of immediate and sustainable employment opportunities, consolidation of international supply chains, breaking of poverty chain, enrolling of non-governmental and social organizations. These global policies take into account the cross national variability in terms of morbidity, mortality, demography, the socio-political situation, economy, globalization, healthcare infrastructure, national health care and disease mitigation strategies.
The Journal of International Social Research (Uluslararası Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi) is bringing forth a special issue comprising of diverse studies pertaining to the socio-economic rejuvenation in the post pandemic era by converging scholarly information from all across the world onto a single open access platform such that coherent, well aligned and coordinated policies could be formulated for ensuring global sustainable and equitable growth in all sectors and confer resilience. We cordially invite you to upload your latest findings and observations at Social Science for prospective publication in this special issue preferably by 20 November 2021.
Keywords: COVID-19; pandemic; socio-economic; income group; food security; environment; morbidity; agri-food sector; demography; economy; health care; public administration; policy formulation.