Public Private Partnerships in Ireland

Public Private Partnerships in Ireland Failed Experiment or the Way Forward for the State? - Irish Society

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Synopsis

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have come to public attention in recent years in Ireland with the impact of toll roads, the collapse of social-housing projects and their use in the provision of courts buildings, schools, water/waste water treatment plants, hospitals, light rail and other public infrastructure and services. This book provides a ground breaking and unique analysis of the development of such PPPs internationally, with a detailed focus on the rationale behind their introduction and outcomes in Ireland. The detailed evidence outlined from the author's extensive research (including interviews with senior central and government officials, private sector, community and trade union representatives and the Irish Minister for Environment) highlights the important role PPPs are playing in the implementation of privatisation and neoliberalism. The book also provides considerable practical lessons from individual PPP projects. It is therefore an essential read for students, academics of politics, economics, sociology, geography and policy practitioners in Ireland, and further afield. It is of considerable interest to anyone concerned with the progress of Irish society, its economy and, indeed public services and governance internationally.

Book information

ISBN: 9780719084874
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 361.2509417
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 576g
Height: 241mm
Width: 164mm
Spine width: 26mm