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Physical Infrastructure Development

Balancing the Growth, Equity, and Environmental Imperatives

Editors: Ascher, W., Krupp, C. (Eds.)

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This book   addresses the key challenges of balancing economic growth, poverty alleviation, and environmental protection in the development of major physical infrastructure, ranging from transport to energy.

About the authors

WILLIAM ASCHER Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics at Claremont McKenna College, USA, and the Director of the Pacific Basin Research Center at Soka University of America.
CORINNE KRUPP Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at Duke University's Terry Sanford School of Public Policy, USA, and serves as the Director of Graduate Studies of the Sanford School's Master in International Development Policy.

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"This book makes important contributions to the critical debate on how to achieve sustainable infrastructure development, by balancing the sometimes conflicting concerns over economic growth, environmental protection, and social equity. The chapter on 'Beyond Privatization' by R. Little is particularly interesting, as it provides both infrastructure professionals as well as lay persons with an excellent overview of the different Public Private Participation (PPP) options, their respective strengthens and weaknesses, and vivid examples of where such options have succeed or fallen short when applied in the real world. I would highly recommend this publication to both academics as well as practitioners who want to better understand the wide-ranging challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in fostering effective public-private sector partnerships for infrastructure development." - Tom Zearley, Lead Operations Officer (retired), World Bank

"Among other audiences, this book offers indispensable advice to governments at all levels - in both developed and developing countries - about the complex endeavor of planning, adopting, and maintaining new, physical infrastructure projects. Contributing authors explore problems that are too frequently downplayed by governments. Equity implications of different infrastructure financing schemes, the reconciliation of public and private investors' notions of risk, and infrastructure's varying impacts on poor peoples' livelihoods and health - among many other considerations - must be embedded into the decision calculus. These weighty concerns do not necessarily preclude infrastructure investments, the authors carefully explain. Rather, their careful consideration improves the likelihood that physical infrastructure projects actually deliver what they promise." - Matthew R. Auer, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs and Dean of the Hutton Honors College, Indiana University


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Rethinking Physical Infrastructure Development

    Ascher, William (et al.)

    Pages 1-33

  • Distributional Implications of Alternative Financing of Physical Infrastructure Development

    Ascher, William (et al.)

    Pages 35-68

  • Beyond Privatization: Rethinking Private Sector Involvement in the Provision of Civil Infrastructure

    Little, Richard G.

    Pages 69-96

  • Infrastructure Development in India and China: A Comparative Analysis

    Kim, M. Julie (et al.)

    Pages 97-139

  • Physical Infrastructure as a Challenge for Farsighted Thinking and Action

    Ascher, William

    Pages 141-163

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physical Infrastructure Development
Book Subtitle
Balancing the Growth, Equity, and Environmental Imperatives
Editors
  • W. Ascher
  • C. Krupp
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10767-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230107670
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10030-5
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-33836-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28652-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 271
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