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The Politics of Public-Private Partnerships. Edition No. 1
- ID: 1903080
- August 2008
- 192 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
The field of international development is
intertwined with the debates surrounding the
political economy of the state, the market and the
civil society. After decades of failed
interventions in the Third World, 'partnerships'
became the new buzzword in development and brought
the public and the private sectors together to work
for a common cause. Despite the popularity, the role
each sector plays in these partnerships has never
been studied. The book attempts to fill this gap in
scholarship through textual analysis of proposals
approved by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and
Malaria; the Global Fund is the fastest growing
multi-lateral aid agency in history that promotes
partnerships. The analysis foregrounds the political
aspects of partnerships, and provides insights into
organizational strategies that help avoid
controversies and enhance credibility of
development organizations in a globalized world.
Professionals and scholars interested in
international development, global health, civil
society, the welfare state, and public-private
partnerships will benefit from reading this book.