Putting the 'Public' Back into Public-Private Partnerships for Economic Development
22 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2009
Date Written: March 28, 2009
Public-Private Partnerships are viewed quite positively. In the context of working with local government for economic development, the interests and concerns of the private appear to dominate the development decision-making. This Essay explores eminent domain decisions and community benefits agreements for standards for measuring the efficacy of these partnerships. It suggests ways in which we can begin to think about public accountability and public benefits to be derived from these partnerships.
Keywords: public-private partnership, eminent domain, economic development, local government, community benefits agreements, privatize, development, public accountability, public interest
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