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Governance entrepreneurs (2017)

international organizations and the rise of global public-private partnerships

in: Business and public policy

Abstract

Global partnerships have transformed international institutions by creating platforms for direct collaboration with NGOs, foundations, companies and local actors. They introduce a model of governance that is decentralized, networked and voluntary, and which melds public purpose with private practice. How can we account for such substantial institutional change in a system made by states and for states? Governance Entrepreneurs examines the rise and outcomes of global partnerships across multiple policy domains: human rights, health, environment, sustainable development and children. It argues that international organizations have played a central role as entrepreneurs of such governance innovation in coalition with pro-active states and non-state actors, yet this entrepreneurship is risky and success is not assured. This is the first study to leverage comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analysis that illuminates the variable politics and outcomes of public-private partnerships across multilateral institutions, including the UN Secretariat, the World Bank, UNEP, the WHO and UNICEF.

Keywords

Social service, International cooperation

Sprachen

Englisch

Verlag

Cambridge University Press

ISBN

9781316694015, 9781107165663, 9781316617038

Seiten

xi, 275

DOI

10.1017/9781316694015

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