Public private Partnerships in the USA

Author: Anthony Wall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415818796
Format: PDF, Docs
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Broadly, a Public-Private Partnership (or PPP) is any collaboration between the public and private sector, but research in the UK has tended to focus on those that have been used for major infrastructure projects, such as roads, schools, and hospitals. This book compares and contrasts PPP research in the UK with that of cases in the USA, including interviews with some of the key stakeholders (decision makers in the public sector, contractors, and users) of PPPs in North America, and observations of PPPs in action (such as schools and roads). No prior major studies have compared the UK and USA when it comes to the development and operation of PPPs, and this book fills a gap in the literature, addressing a number of key questions, including: Is the private sector viewed with less suspicion in the USA when it comes to projects that would normally fall under the aegis of the public sector? How do politics affect PPPs? How do key players in the PPP process define project success, determine the merits and drawbacks of the initiative, and deal with controversial elements of the scheme such as value for money and risk transfer? The result is a volume that offers practical advice for the future development of PPPs in the UK. Broadly, a Public-Private Partnership (or PPP) is any collaboration between the public and private sector, but research in the UK has tended to focus on those that have been used for major infrastructure projects, such as roads, schools, and hospitals. This book compares and contrasts PPP research in the UK with that of cases in the USA, including interviews with some of the key stakeholders (decision makers in the public sector, contractors, and users) of PPPs in North America, and observations of PPPs in action (such as schools and roads). No prior major studies have compared the UK and USA when it comes to the development and operation of PPPs, and this book fills a gap in the literature, addressing a number of key questions, including: Is the private sector viewed with less suspicion in the USA when it comes to projects that would normally fall under the aegis of the public sector? How do politics affect PPPs? How do key players in the PPP process define project success, determine the merits and drawbacks of the initiative, and deal with controversial elements of the scheme such as value for money and risk transfer? The result is a volume that offers practical advice for the future development of PPPs in the UK.

The Evolving Boundaries of Defence

Author: Renaud Bellais
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783509651
Format: PDF
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This volume analyses key features of recent and ongoing transformations of defence issues, from four key perspectives. These are defence economics, the spatial footprint of defence, human resources management by the armed forces and the international landscape of defence.

The United States Army

Author: George D. Bennett
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590333006
Format: PDF
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Coverage includes the history of the US Army and its structure, modernization and weapon systems challenges faced by the Army in its transformations for the 21st century, the Army reserve components, the U.S. Army School of the Americas, and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Public private Partnerships

Author: Ellen Marie Pint
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This report provides an overview of private-sector involvement in the provision of defence support services in the U.K. MoD and the U.S. Army. It describes outsourcing and privatization initiatives in the U.K. from 1980, details their applications and offers examples of comparable U.S. initiatives.