Vol. 5 No. 2 (2021): Special edition: The Impact of COVID-19 on Subnational Governance
Editors: Diana – Camelia Iancu, Veronica Junjan, Catalin Vrabie
The contributions united within this special issue illustrate the complexity of the governmental response needed not only to address the current situation, but, perhaps more important, to prepare the societal recovery and build for the future. From the Müller-Török and Prosser’s analysis of the effectiveness of the Corona app in Germany and questioning the value trade-off between privacy and transparency to the outlining of the direction of the urban redevelopment of slums in India, to the analysis of the impact of the lessons learned for building residential dwellings in Romania and the influence of the COVID19 response for the implementation of the Smart City strategy in Surabaya, Indonesia, the special issue underlines the need for trans- and inter-disciplinary research needed to support governmental response and build back better for the future.