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Partnership Communities

Bertelli, AM; Woodhouse, EF; Castiglioni, M; Belardinelli, P; (2021) Partnership Communities. [Book]. Elements in Public and Nonprofit Administration. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

We undertake the first quantitative and broadly comparative study of the structure and performance of partnership communities to our knowledge. Our study addresses several important research questions. How connected are the members of partnership communities? How can we understand the quality of the projects a community undertakes? How do political institutions shape their structure and performance? After defining partnership communities as networked communities of private firms which form the consortia that enter into long-term contractual arrangements with governments, we show how they are affected by government demand for partners. We then provide an overview of those factors predicting success in financing projects. Finally, we focus on the political economy of partnership communities. We develop and test theoretical predictions about how national institutions shape partnership communities and the quality of projects. We also investigate voters' preferences over alternative arrangements of infrastructure delivery before drawing out implications for research and practice.

Type: Book
Title: Partnership Communities
ISBN-13: 9781108987561
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/9781108987561
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108987561
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions. // The text in this record is Chapter 1 - Partnerships for Infrastructure.
Keywords: infrastructure development, infrastructure finance, political economy, public administration, public–private partnerships
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Political Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10139645
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