Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition / Edition 1

Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition / Edition 1

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by Bent Flyvbjerg, Nils Bruzelius, Werner Rothengatter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521009464

ISBN-13: 9780521009461

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Promoters of multi-billion dollar land-use development megaprojects systematically misinform parliaments, the public and the media in order to get them approved and built. This book not only explores these issues, but suggests practical solutions drawing on theory and scientific evidence from the several hundred projects in twenty nations and five continents. It is of…  See more details below

Overview

Promoters of multi-billion dollar land-use development megaprojects systematically misinform parliaments, the public and the media in order to get them approved and built. This book not only explores these issues, but suggests practical solutions drawing on theory and scientific evidence from the several hundred projects in twenty nations and five continents. It is of interest to students, scholars, planners, economists, auditors, politicians and concerned citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521009461
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218
Sales rank:
1,089,052
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Megaprojects paradox; 2. A calamitous history of cost overrun; 3. The demand for Megaprojects; 4. Substance and spin in Megaproject economics; 5. Environmental impacts and risk; 6. Regional and economic growth effects; 7. Dealing with risk; 8. Conventional Megaproject development; 9. Lessons of privatisation; 10. Four instruments of accountability; 11. Accountable Megaproject decision making; 12. Beyond the Megaprojects paradox; Appendix. Risk and accountability at work: a case study.

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