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Public-private partnership: a framework for private sector involvement in public infrastructure projects

Cruz, Carlos Oliveira and da Cruz, Nuno F. (2017) Public-private partnership: a framework for private sector involvement in public infrastructure projects. In: Wegrich, Kai, Kostka, Genia and Hammerschmid, Gerhard, (eds.) The Governance of Infrastructure. Hertie Governance Report. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 103-126. ISBN 9780198787310

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Abstract

Infrastructure only tends to be noticed when it is absent, declining, or decrepit, or when enormous cost overruns, time delays, or citizen protests make the headlines. If infrastructure is indeed a fundamental driver of economic growth and social development, why is it so difficult to get right? In addressing this perennial question, this volume-the fourth edition in an annual series tackling different aspects of governance around the world-makes the case for a governance perspective on infrastructure. This implies moving beyond rational economic analysis of what should be done towards an analysis of the political, institutional, and societal mechanisms that shape decision-making about infrastructure investment, planning, and implementation. Engaging with theories from sociology, political science, and public administration, and drawing on empirical analyses bridging OECD and non-OECD countries, the contributions to this volume dissect the logics of infrastructure governance in a novel way, providing timely analyses that will enrich both scholarly and policy debates about how to get infrastructure governance right.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: https://global.oup.com/
Additional Information: © 2017 Hertie School of Governance
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Cities (Cities Programme)
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 12:27
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 15:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71140

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