Special Issue: Social-Economic Inequity and Policy Innovation

Guest Editors
Dr. Wei Li
Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Interest: public policy and public administration in China

Prof. Joe Cho Bun Leung
Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong, China
Interest: social policy and social protection, social service agency administration/management, social welfare in China, community work

Special Issue Information:

Dear Colleagues,

Persistent and extreme social-economic inequity often have political and economic consequences. What are the explanatory factors for the increasing social and economic inequity globally and domestically? These factors often include structural and institutional ones-such as the shift from manufacturing to services, global competition and disorganized labor, disparity in government fiscal capacity and quality of public service provision, and mismatch of government regulation with the needs to manage risks related to disruptive technology and platform economy. The social-economic inequality might also be related to the uneven distribution of harms caused by climate change and eco-environmental deterioration.

This special issue welcomes papers that
1) provide evidence-based and theory-informed explanations for various types of social-economic inequity, and discuss policy implication.
2) discuss the impact of social-economic inequity on people’s well-being, political system and economic development, and policy implication.
3) investigate the impact of innovative policy interventions that could narrow the global, regional and local social economic inequity in the medium and long run.
4)  identify the relations between social economic inequity and eco-environmental deterioration, and discuss policy implications.
5) critically examine the ideology and norms underlying the policy design that reinforce the social-economic inequity.
6) Construct theories, frameworks and reform agendas that may address the problems of social economic inequity

Dr. Wei Li
Prof. Joe Cho Bun Leung
Guest Editors

How to submit your manuscript?

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://journals.bilpubgroup.com/index.php/mmpp by registering and logging in to this website or sent an e-mail to mmpp@bilpublishing.com for consultation. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and all the accepted papers will be published in the journal on this special issue. Research articles and review articles are invited.

Submission deadline: 31 December 2023.

Published Papers (2 papers)


Higher Education Admission Policy and Social Class of Ethnic Minority: The Case of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
by Lijun Ti, Xiaokun Yang, Wang Zhou
Keywords: Gaokao, Policy of bonus scores, Ethnic minority, Social class, Difference-in-differences analysis, Higher education
DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/mmpp.v5i3.5789

Does the Social Enterprise Ecosystem Facilitate the Growth of Social Enterprises? An Extended Case Study of Taiwan, China
by Ying Huang, Caiyun Xu
Keywords: Social enterprise, Ecosystem, Legitimacy, Organizational growth, Extended case method
DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/mmpp.v6i1.6187

Planned Papers:

Title: Social mobility and social welfare of ‘Hui’ ethnic groups and revival of ‘Hui’ community in China

Title: An Analysis of the Driving Path of Rural Governance System of “the Party organization-led rural community governance system featuring a combination of self-governance, the rule of law, and the rule of virtue”—A Case Study on Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai