Public–Private Partnerships: from Contested Concepts to Prevalent Practice

  title={Public–Private Partnerships: from Contested Concepts to Prevalent Practice},
  author={Tony Bovaird},
  journal={International Review of Administrative Sciences},
  pages={199 - 215}
  • T. Bovaird
  • Published 1 June 2004
  • Political Science
  • International Review of Administrative Sciences
This article explores the current state of knowledge in relation to public–private partnerships (PPPs), taken to mean working arrangements based on a mutual commitment (over and above that implied in any contract) between a public sector organization with any organization outside of the public sector. Since it originally became fashionable over 25 years ago, the concept of PPPs has been strongly contested. However, PPPs are now to be found in the public domain in many countries around the world… 

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