Private public partnerships are hesitant innovations, with a complex cross sectorial origin and domain. This is also the case in Denmark: In a first round, a PPP variant, sale and lease back, developed among municipalities from the late nineties, but was halted because of a scandal in 2002. In 2004 the government launched an action plan, and PPP are emerging again, this time in several variants. Drawing on multiple perspectives, public services are viewed as a network of mixed players across sectors like construction, management consulting and finance, accompanied by a set of regulatory elements, a metagovernance. A status of Danish PPP initiatives is given. The present metagovernance consists of a comparator, guidelines, feasibility studies and a central competence unit. One PPP project is by now in operation, but most results so far are abstract.
Politik, 2007, Vol 10, Issue 3, p. 52-62
offentlig private partnerskaber; metagovernance; Danmark; public private partnerships; Denmark