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The Governance of Infrastructure

Kai Wegrich, Genia Kostka, and Gerhard Hammerschmid


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 get right? 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 towards an anal ... More

Keywords: infrastructure, economic growth, governance, decision-making, investment, planning, implementation

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198787310
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787310.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kai Wegrich, editor
Professor of Public Management, Hertie School of Governance

Genia Kostka, editor
Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure, Hertie School of Governance

Gerhard Hammerschmid, editor
Professor of Public and Financial Management, Hertie School of Governance

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1 The Challenges of Infrastructure

Kai Wegrich, Gerhard Hammerschmid, and Genia Kostka

Part I Theoretical Perspectives

2 Infrastructure Governance as Political Choice

Kai Wegrich and Gerhard Hammerschmid

Part II Delivering Infrastructure

6 Public–Private Partnership

Carlos Oliveira Cruz and Nuno F. da Cruz

7 Scale, Risk, and Construction Cost Overruns for Electricity Infrastructure

Benjamin K. Sovacool, Autumn Proudlove, and Nathaniel Green

Part III Regional Challenges

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