Image Database Export Citations


A Critical Review of Public-Public Partnerships in Water Services

Show full item record

Type: Journal Article
Author: Boag, Gemma; McDonald, David A.
Journal: Water Alternatives
Volume: 3
Date: 2010
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6462
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Subject(s): water management
service delivery
Abstract: "There is a profusion of literature on the commercialisation of water services around the world, but relatively little of this research speaks of alternatives to privatisation. The literature that does exist tends to be scattered in its regional and thematic orientation and inconsistent in its analytical frameworks. The writing on public-public partnerships (PUPs) is arguably the best known and most rigorous of this literature, but even this is relatively thin, with a tendency to uncritically celebrate PUP initiatives and to gloss over ambiguous conceptual frameworks. This paper provides a critical review of the PUPs literature, in part to reveal some of these problematic trends, but ultimately in an effort to advance our understanding and practice of public alternatives in the water sector (and beyond). Specifically, it analyses the different partnership arrangements available, discusses the advantages and critiques of the PUP model in both theoretical and practical terms, and considers the recent emergence of Water Operator Partnerships (WOPs)."

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
A Critical Revi ... hips in Water Services.pdf 285.7Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following document type(s)

Show full item record