Putting the 'Public' Back into Public-Private Partnerships for Economic Development

22 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2009  

Audrey McFarlane

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Date Written: March 28, 2009

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

McFarlane, Audrey, Putting the 'Public' Back into Public-Private Partnerships for Economic Development (March 28, 2009). Western New England Law Review, Vol. 30, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1369668

Audrey McFarlane (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

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