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    Critical Reflections on Public Private Partnerships: an introduction

    Gideon, Jasmine and Untherhalter, E. (2020) Critical Reflections on Public Private Partnerships: an introduction. In: Gideon, Jasmine and Untherhalter, E. (eds.) Critical Reflections on Public Private Partnerships. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9780367235666. (In Press)

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    Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have proliferated in high, middle- and low-income countries since the mid-2000s. They are often promoted amidst claims they are an effective mechanism to address inequalities in public services and have been endorsed within the Sustainable Development Goals as a key development financing mechanism. Yet while there has been a proliferation of studies that look at PPPs in a given sector, very little analysis has taken a comparative view across sectors. The chapter thus offers a comparative framework for considering PPPs across different social sectors, namely education, health, housing and water. The chapter proposes four different means of comparing PPPS – describing what a PPP looks like in one sector compared to another; asking how ideas and actors associated with PPPs travel across sectors; asking whether PPPs in travelling between sectors are ever changed and finally, reflexive comparison. The chapter sets out a brief discussion of what constitutes a PPP and offers a historical overview of their expansion within a development context. Reflecting on all of the chapters presented in the book, it asks what a comparative analysis of PPPs can add to our understanding particularly in relation to their impact on inequalities.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Jasmine Gideon
    Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2020 10:18
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:03


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