The Governance of Infrastructure by Gerhard HammerschmidThe Governance of Infrastructure by Gerhard Hammerschmid

The Governance of Infrastructure

byGerhard HammerschmidEditorKai Wegrich, Genia Kostka

Hardcover | April 8, 2017

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Infrastructure only tends to be noticed when it is absent, declining, or decrepit, or when enormous cost overruns, time delays, or citizen protests make the headlines. If infrastructure is indeed a fundamental driver of economic growth and social development, why is it so difficult to getright?In addressing this perennial question, this volume - the fourth edition in an annual series tackling different aspects of governance around the world - makes the case for a governance perspective on infrastructure. This implies moving beyond rational economic analysis of what should be done towardsan analysis of the political, institutional, and societal mechanisms that shape decision-making about infrastructure investment, planning, and implementation. Engaging with theories from sociology, political science, and public administration, and drawing on empirical analyses bridging OECD andnon-OECD countries, the contributions to this volume dissect the logics of infrastructure governance in a novel way, providing timely analyses that will enrich both scholarly and policy debates about how to get infrastructure governance right.
The Hertie School of Governance is an international teaching and research centre of excellence in Berlin, Germany that prepares students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. An internationally-recruited faculty, interdisciplinary in outlook, research, and teaching, offers analytically-challenging and pra...
Title:The Governance of InfrastructureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pagesPublished:April 8, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198787316

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Table of Contents

1. Kai Wegrich, Genia Kostka, and Gerhard Hammerschmid: IntroductionPart I Theoretical Perspectives2. Helmut Anheier: Hirschman's Hiding Hand Principle in Infrastructure3. Gerhard Hammerschmid and Kai Wegrich: Infrastructure Governance as Political Choice4. Jacint Jordana: Accountability Challenges in Infrastructure GovernancePart II Delivering Infrastructure Projects5. Niklas Anzinger and Genia Kostka: Pioneer Risks in Large Infrastructure Projects in Germany6. Hilary Boudet and Joseph Grandolfo: Strategic Environmental Assessment and Public Participation in Infrastructure Siting: Klickitat County, Washington's Wind Energy Overlay Zone7. Werner Rothengatter: Risk Management for Megaprojects8. Carlos Oliveira Cruz and Nuno F. da Cruz: Public-Private Partnership: a Framework for Private Sector Involvement in Public Infrastructure ProjectsPart III Sector and Regional Challenges9. Benjamin Sovacool, Autumn Proudlove, and Nathaniel Green: Scale, Risk, and Construction Cost Overruns for Electricity Infrastructure: Governance and Policy Implications10. Mihaly Fazekas and Bence Toth: Infrastructure for Whom? Corruption Risks in Infrastructure Provision Across Europe11. Marcus Andre Melo and Carlos Pereira: The Governance of Infrastructure in Multiparty Presidentialism12. Matthias Haber: An Item Response Theory Approach to Measure Governments' Infrastructure Management Capacity