Chapter 2: One view of history and the development of PPPs
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Chapter 2 reviews cooperation between sovereigns and colonial corporations, which give rise to modern corporate forms. Non-profit corporations emerge as a different type of entity to serve social and public needs. International organizations, created by treaty and comprised of Member States arise to facilitate cooperation across nations. Public–private partnerships have become a common mechanism to engage private actors in financing, building and managing public infrastructure assets, normally by contract arrangements.

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