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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. ORCID: 0000-0003-3381-6359 (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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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.

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Additional Information: © 2017 Hertie School of Governance
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Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 12:27
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 05:46

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