Volume III, Issue 1 of the open-access, refereed humanities and social sciences research publication International Journal of Studies in Public Leadership (ISSN 2583-3308) is now published online. This latest issue of IJSPL includes six research articles, representing a blend of methodological and epistemological approaches across cultures, in a rigorous attempt to avoid universalist biases. The six research articles in this issue of IJSPL delve into the intricacies of research problems arising from a variety of humanities and social sciences topics – ranging from microcosmic models of state and citizenship, health and wellbeing, public policy on water and sanitation, artistic and performative forms that merit to be counted as ancient intangible cultural heritage of the world, restoration of critically important civilisational institutions, to diplomacy, negotiation and film adaptations.
We thank the authors, editing assistants, and the editorial advisory and review board for helping us deliver yet another timely publication of carefully selected high-quality research material. We sincerely hope that newer generations of researchers and students in the various disciplines of humanities and social sciences will find these research articles to be of help in their academic pursuits and that these publications will inspire them to meaningfully contribute to cutting-edge research in their respective fields with rigour and enthusiasm.