Aims:
  • Explore learning, development, and evolution in public policy.
  • Identify ways that governments can contribute to success in public-private partnerships.

Investigating policy learning in public-private partnerships through case studies in Queensland and New South Wales

This project investigates two cases of public-private partnerships (PPPs) to address an enduring question in policy studies: how can lessons be drawn from past examples in other jurisdictions? The Brisbane Airtrain and the Sydney Airport Link, two infrastructure PPPs with similar objectives, resulted in very different political and financial outcomes.

Through primary document research, as well as interviews with elite informants, this project intends to determine how decision-makers involved in the Airtrain project learned from their predecessors in Sydney. In addition to advancing theory on the evolution of policy ideas, this project’s results will have practical applications for current policy makers, as the use of PPPs is still evolving in Australia and internationally.

Project Value: 
$14 000.00
Funding: 
UQ Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme
Date: 
2014
Time status: 
Current
Contact: 
Dr Joshua Newman (j.newman2@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • Explore learning, development, and evolution in public policy.
  • Identify ways that governments can contribute to success in public-private partnerships.
Cluster: 
Program/Affiliation: 
Type: 
Program Evaluative
Keywords: 
Policy analysis
Policy learning
Infrastructure
Transportation
Number: 
ISSR050841