Public‐Private Collaboration

John D. Donahue and Richard J. Zeckhauser

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548453
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

 Public‐Private Collaboration

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This article provides an overview of relevant literatures to the topic of public-private collaboration. A documentation of the extent of private involvement in public undertakings is conducted, using a number of metrics. The article carefully distinguishes collaborative governance from the other categories of public-private interaction, in order to situate it on a spectrum of collective-action models. The article also probes into some of the dynamics of shared discretion in the pursuit of public goals.

Keywords: public-private collaboration; private involvement; metrics; collaborative governance; public-private interaction; collective-action models; dynamics of shared discretion

Article.  13316 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy ; Comparative Politics

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