Public Private Partnerships : Qualifying The Benefits Of Public Involvement

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Boyer, E., Van-Slyke, D., & Rogers, J. (2015). An empirical examination of public involvement in public-private partnerships: qualifying the benefits of public involvement in PPPs. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 25(4): 1-26. doi:10.1093/jopart/muv008
An empirical examination of public involvement in public-private partnerships: qualifying the benefits of public involvement in PPPs is an article that addresses the issue of public sector involvement in public-private partnerships or collaborations (PPP) particularly in the U.S. transportation sector. The authors are well versed in public administration and are affiliated to various public institutions in the U.S. The article recognizes the need for research on the dynamics of public-private collaborations as well as the role of the public on governance. The authors clearly analyze the role of public participation in PPPs by defining critical terms, stating several facts in the literature review and summarizing findings of a study on public participation in PPPs.
The authors start by introducing the topic of study and defining critical concepts. According to the authors, citizens have more roles to play in projects that involve both the government and the private sector. Transportation PPPs are considered to be the most complex forms of PPPs mainly because both the private and public sector share substantial amount of risks. Such partnerships involve a lot of power sharing and…

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