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Title: Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition
Description: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press, (2006). 4th Printing. orig.wrappers. 23x15cm, ix,207 pp. PAPERBACK.. Minor rubbing. VG. Contents: The Megaprojects paradox; A calamitous history of cost overrun; The demand for Megaprojects; Substance and spin in Megaproject economics; Environmental impacts and risk; Regional and economic growth effects; Dealing with risk; Conventional Megaproject development; Lessons of privatisation; Four instruments of accountability; Accountable Megaproject decision making; Beyond the Megaprojects paradox; Appendix. Risk and accountability at work: a case study ["Promoters of multi-billion dollar land-use development megaprojects systematically misinform parliaments, the public and the media in order to get them approved and built. This book not only explores these issues, but suggests practical solutions drawing on theory and scientific evidence from the several hundred projects in twenty nations and five continents. It is of interest to students, scholars, planners, economists, auditors, politicians and concerned citizens" - Publisher's description].

Keywords: Development Economics, Project Management, Economic Policy, Risk, Economy, Political History, , , ,

Price: US$ 32.00 Seller: Expatriate Bookshop of Denmark
- Book number: BOOKS011783I

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