Power, Transport, Aviation and Water: the Political Economy of Infrastructure in the UK

Miguel Castro Coelho, Sebastian Dellepiane

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Abstract

Evidence has been accumulating that UK infrastructure is under enormous pressure and is holding back economic growth. Although these problems have been receiving increasing attention from media and political commentators, there has been little effort to understand systematically their policy and institutional roots. This paper fills this gap by examining the political economy of infrastructure policy and presenting a series of case studies to illustrate our theoretical predictions. We find evidence that the British political system amplifies the risk of policy failure around infrastructure in the form of short-sightedness, policy instability, a weak evidence base and a lack of public consent.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Commissioning bodyInternational Public Policy Institute
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Public Policy Institute Occasional Paper
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde

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Aviation
Water
Political economy
Policy failure
Prediction
Economic growth
Consent
Political system

Keywords

  • UK economic growth
  • infrastructure planning
  • transport
  • energy sector
  • productivity

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Coelho, M. C., & Dellepiane, S. (2016). Power, Transport, Aviation and Water: the Political Economy of Infrastructure in the UK. (International Public Policy Institute Occasional Paper). Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.
Coelho, Miguel Castro ; Dellepiane, Sebastian. / Power, Transport, Aviation and Water : the Political Economy of Infrastructure in the UK. Glasgow : University of Strathclyde, 2016. 29 p. (International Public Policy Institute Occasional Paper).
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Glasgow : University of Strathclyde, 2016. 29 p. (International Public Policy Institute Occasional Paper).

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