Category: Academic Articles

What makes decisions about urban water infrastructure forward looking? A fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis of investment decisions in 40 Dutch municipalities

Municipalities worldwide are confronted with the need to take long-term decisions about ageing water infrastructure in the face of unpredictable future developments. Previous studies on long-term decision making have proposed solutions targeted at the domain of either politics or planning. This study combines insights from the domains of policy, politics, and planning by using the …

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Evaluating infrastructure project planning and implementation: A study using qualitative comparative analysis

Many evaluations of infrastructure projects rely on methods that ignore the complexity of the projects. Although case studies are attentive to project complexity, it is difficult to identify general patterns that would apply to a larger sample of projects. Qualitative comparative analysis is a method that preserves the complexity of projects and generates insights across cases. …

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Meerwaarde door PPS: Welke meerwaarde?

Publiek-Private Samenwerking (PPS) in de transportinfrastructuur is populair vanuit het idee dat samenwerking meerwaarde zou opleveren voor de betrokken partijen. Sterker nog, het zou meerwaarde opleveren die anders niet bereikt kan worden. Maar de wens lijkt de vader van de gedachte. Het bewijs voor meerwaarde door samenwerking in PPS is schaars. Publicatie | Verweij, S. (2018). Meerwaarde …

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Conditions for addressing environmental determinants of health behavior in intersectoral policy networks: A fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis

Improving health requires changes in the social, physical, economic, and political determinants of health behavior. For the realization of policies that address these environmental determinants, intersectoral policy networks are considered necessary for the pooling of resources to implement different policy instruments. However, such network diversity may increase network complexity and therefore hamper network performance. Network …

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Public private partnerships in transport: Trends and theory

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) continue to attract considerable attention worldwide as a governance model for delivering public services, particularly in the transport sector: in Europe, the transport infrastructure sector represents about 60% of the PPP market. PPPs are popular with policymakers since they allow the public sector to benefit from private sector capacities and resources, leading …

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