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Partner up! A study of transnational public-private partnerships variation in effectiveness

Andersson, Sara LU (2013) STVK02 20131
Human Rights Studies
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The world has during the latest decades seen the rise of transnational public-private partnerships. The political debate about the partnerships’ role in global governance is often polarized. Some scholars state that partnerships are more effective than other type of state-centric structures and the argument is at present a major source of legitimacy for the occasionally criticised partnerships. However, partnerships effectiveness tends to vary in reality. This thesis has, from a rational choice institutionalist perspective, attempted to provide a possible explanation to the variation in effectiveness. The purpose of the study was thus to explain transnational partnerships variation in effectiveness. A comparative study was conducted on two... (More)
The world has during the latest decades seen the rise of transnational public-private partnerships. The political debate about the partnerships’ role in global governance is often polarized. Some scholars state that partnerships are more effective than other type of state-centric structures and the argument is at present a major source of legitimacy for the occasionally criticised partnerships. However, partnerships effectiveness tends to vary in reality. This thesis has, from a rational choice institutionalist perspective, attempted to provide a possible explanation to the variation in effectiveness. The purpose of the study was thus to explain transnational partnerships variation in effectiveness. A comparative study was conducted on two cases selected on the basis of the explanatory variable. The result strengthened the hypothesis of the study and showed that a positive correlation could be identified between the partnerships level of institutionalisation and its level of effectiveness. It was further noted that different types of partnerships depended more or less on the partnerships level of institutionalisation. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Sara LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
global governance, transnational public-private partnerships, effectiveness, institutions, rational choice institutionalism
language
English
id
3798648
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 12:56:10
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:35
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  abstract     = {The world has during the latest decades seen the rise of transnational public-private partnerships. The political debate about the partnerships’ role in global governance is often polarized. Some scholars state that partnerships are more effective than other type of state-centric structures and the argument is at present a major source of legitimacy for the occasionally criticised partnerships. However, partnerships effectiveness tends to vary in reality. This thesis has, from a rational choice institutionalist perspective, attempted to provide a possible explanation to the variation in effectiveness. The purpose of the study was thus to explain transnational partnerships variation in effectiveness. A comparative study was conducted on two cases selected on the basis of the explanatory variable. The result strengthened the hypothesis of the study and showed that a positive correlation could be identified between the partnerships level of institutionalisation and its level of effectiveness. It was further noted that different types of partnerships depended more or less on the partnerships level of institutionalisation.},
  author       = {Andersson, Sara},
  keyword      = {global governance,transnational public-private partnerships,effectiveness,institutions,rational choice institutionalism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Partner up! A study of transnational public-private partnerships variation in effectiveness},
  year         = {2013},
}