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International Handbook on Public–Private Partnerships

Edited by Graeme A. Hodge, Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, Carsten Greve, Professor, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark and Anthony E. Boardman, Van Dusen Professor of Business Administration, University of British Columbia, Canada
In this timely Handbook, leading scholars from around the world explore the challenges presented by infrastructure PPPs, and contemplate what lies ahead as governments balance the need to provide innovative new infrastructure against the requirement for good public governance. This Handbook builds on a range of exciting theoretical lenses that span several disciplinary boundaries. It presents innovative insights and informed perspectives from an international base of empirical evidence.
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Publication Date: 2011
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Public–Private Partnerships (PPPs) promise much and present an exciting policy option. Yet as this Handbook reveals there is still much debate about the meaning of partnership, and the degree to which potential advantages are in fact being delivered.

In this timely Handbook, leading scholars from around the world explore the challenges presented by infrastructure PPPs, and contemplate what lies ahead as governments balance the need to provide innovative new infrastructure against the requirement for good public governance. This Handbook builds on a range of exciting theoretical lenses that span several disciplinary boundaries. It presents innovative insights and informed perspectives from an international base of empirical evidence.

This essential Handbook will prove an invaluable reference work for academics, advanced post-graduate students and commentators of PPPs, as well as professionals, infrastructure regulators and government policy advisors.
‘. . . the volume is a timely, comprehensive, and valuable addition to the literature, which deserves to be widely read.’
– Richard Allen, Governance

‘. . . the Handbook informs, engages, questions, criticises and educates.’
– Business Line

‘As politicians across the world have loudly debated how best to shrink the size of government, clever entrepreneurs have pushed off in a very different direction: creating complex partnerships between government and the private sector, which have pushed government more deeply into the private sector and pulled private partnerships more deeply into the core of government. In this important new book, the editors have pulled together a fascinating collection of papers that examines how these partnerships are transforming the provision of services and, in fact, the very nature of governance itself.’
– Donald F. Kettl, University of Maryland, US

‘Public–private partnerships are a familiar subject, but this volume makes it clear just how much interesting research is being done on the topic at present. This is an extremely useful collection of papers that will be essential reading for anyone interested in partnerships and public policy more generally.’
– B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh, US

‘“Partnership” is a widely-used and confusing term in public management. This book pilots the reader expertly through the diverse ambitions for PPPs, and the contexts in which they have been used. It draws on the first-hand experience of politicians and managers in steering partnerships, combined with solid research and observation. A particular strength is the recognition of how PPPs are understood in various national settings, and the scope for international policy learning. The contributors write in a style which is both authoritative and accessible to students, policy-makers and professionals seeking to understand the complexities of partnership working.’
– Francis Terry, London School of Economics, UK
Contributors: A.E. Boardman, T. Bovaird, B. Bull, J.-E. de Bettignies, C.F. Duffield, C. Figueira, M. Flinders, G. Georgiou, C. Greve, G. Hammerschmid, D. Heald, M. Hellowell, G.A. Hodge, E.-H. Klijn, R.S. Monteiro, U. Mörth, P. Noumba-Um, D. Parker, A. Pessoa, T.W. Ross, J. Shaoul, C. Skelcher, C.D. Tvarnø, A.R. Vining, G. Weihe, R. Wettenhall, T. Ysa
Contents:

PART I: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS
1. Introduction: The PPP Phenomenon and its Evaluation
Graeme A. Hodge, Carsten Greve and Anthony E. Boardman

2. Mixes and Partnerships through Time
Roger Wettenhall

3. A Brief Intellectual History of the Public–Private Partnership Movement
Tony Bovaird

4. Public–Private Partnerships: Deciphering Meaning, Message and Phenomenon
Erik-Hans Klijn

5. Reviewing Public–Private Partnerships: Some Thoughts on Evaluation
Graeme A. Hodge

PART II: DISCIPLINARY THEMES IN PUBLIC–PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
6. Splintered Logic and Political Debate
Matthew Flinders

7. The Economics of Public–Private Partnerships: Some Theoretical Contributions
Jean-Etienne de Bettignies and Thomas W. Ross

8. Assessing the Economic Worth of Public–Private Partnerships
Anthony E. Boardman and Aidan R. Vining

9. Different Delivery Models
Colin F. Duffield

10. Law and Regulatory Aspects of Public–Private Partnerships: Contract Law and Public Procurement Law
Christina D. Tvarnø

11. Accounting for PPPs in a Converging World
David Heald and George Georgiou

12. Risk Management
Rui Sousa Monteiro

13. Governing Partnerships
Chris Skelcher

PART III: EMPIRICAL EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC–PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
14. The UK’s Private Finance Initiative: History, Evaluation, Prospects
Mark Hellowell

15. Empirical PPP Experiences in Europe: National Variations of a Global Concept
Gerhard Hammerschmid and Tamyko Ysa

16. P3s in North America: Renting the Money (in Canada), Selling the Roads (in the USA)
Anthony E. Boardman and Aidan R. Vining

17. The Australian PPP Experience: Observations and Reflections
Graeme A. Hodge and Colin F. Duffield

18. Public–Private Partnerships: The Scandinavian Experience
Carsten Greve and Ulrika Mörth

19. Empirical Evidence of Infrastructure Public–Private Partnerships: Lessons from the World Bank Experience
Paul Noumba-Um

20. Public–Private Partnerships: The United Nations Experience
Benedicte Bull

PART IV: CRUCIAL ISSUES FOR THE FUTURE
21. The Global Public–Private Partnership Industry
Carsten Greve

22. Towards a Process Perspective on Public–Private Partnerships
Guðrið Weihe

23. PPPs in Developed and Developing Economies: What Lessons can be Learned?
David Parker and Catarina Figueira

24. A Review of Transport Public–Private Partnerships in the UK
Jean Shaoul

25. Reviewing Public–Private Partnership Performance in Developing Economies
Argentino Pessoa

26. Conclusions: Public–Private Partnerships – International Experiences and Future Challenges
Graeme A. Hodge, Carsten Greve and Anthony E. Boardman

Index