Public-Private Partnerships For Local Economic Development

Public-Private Partnerships For Local Economic Development

by Norman Walzer
     
 

Public-private partnerships are becoming increasingly important in the local economic development efforts of many cities. This collection of essays compares U.S. cities with those in western Europe. Conceptual issues are discussed, and comparisons at the city level illustrate the process, pitfalls, and results of such partnerships. Readers will be able to

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Public-private partnerships are becoming increasingly important in the local economic development efforts of many cities. This collection of essays compares U.S. cities with those in western Europe. Conceptual issues are discussed, and comparisons at the city level illustrate the process, pitfalls, and results of such partnerships. Readers will be able to understand the types of partnership arrangements used in each country. Factors contributing to the success of these arrangements are discussed and compared. Scholars and students of local economic development and public finance, as well as public officials and economic development practitioners will benefit from the unique comparative framework used in this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275961534
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1998
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
1Introduction and Overview1
2Economic Development Roles in American Cities: A Contextual Analysis of Shifting Partnership Arrangements19
3Public-Private Partnerships in U.S. Cities47
4Bureaupolitics and Public/Private Partnerships in Economic Development in the British West Midlands69
5Measuring the Success of Partnership Endeavors97
6Information Technology, Local Government, and the State: The Diffusion of New Technologies in Sweden121
7Partnerships in Two European Cities139
8Regenerating South Yorkshire: How the Public Sector Dominates Business Partnerships in Britain157
9Urban Revitalization Strategies and Public-Private Partnerships in German Cities177
10Partnerships as Models of Economic Governance: A Regulationist Perspective205
11The Politics of Economic Development in a French Rural Area227
Index243
About the Editors and Contributors249

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