Public-Private Partnership and Bureaucracy

  • Meena SubediEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3823-1

Synonyms

Definition

The partnership involves cooperation – i.e., “to work or act together.” A partnership can be defined as a collaboration between people or organizations in public or private sector for mutual benefit (Holland 1984). Public-private partnership (PPP), according to Harding, (1990) is “any action which relies on the agreement of actors in the public and private sectors and which also contributes in some way to improving the urban economy and the quality of life” (p. 110). In the United States, PPP is fundamental to national and state government initiatives as it helps to regenerate local and urban communities (Aspen Institute 1997; Susan 1998).

Introduction

Public-private partnerships between state and local governments are often advocated as a “best-of-both-worlds” substitute to public provision and privatization. The government decides for a public-private partnership with an assumption that collaboration offers a...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA