Author: Marco Ponti
Publisher: EGEA spa
I politici, anche onesti, vogliono almeno essere rieletti. Cercano quindi di spendere il più possibile e in tutti i modi possibili. E, se possibile, in modo che gli elettori percepiscano chiaramente chi devono ringraziare per i benefici che arrivano loro da queste spese. E che cosa è meglio delle grandi infrastrutture a questo fine? Si vedono, si inaugurano con grandi cerimonie mediatiche, fanno contenti i costruttori, gli utenti (anche se quelli reali sono relativamente pochi) e i politici locali. Occupano gente e non attirano la concorrenza di imprese straniere, le opere pubbliche infatti sono molto «locali». È così ovunque nel mondo. Il fatto che spesso possano essere soldi sprecati, cioè che generino molti più costi che benefici per la collettività, interessa pochissimo, e misurare questo scarto è pericoloso. Proprio in termini di consenso...
Consists of separately numbered series of publications of the Parlamento as a whole, the Senato, and the Camera dei deputati. Each session is divided into Disegni di leggi; Documenti; and: Discussioni.
The Governance of Infrastructure
Author: Kai Wegrich, Genia Kostka, Gerhard Hammerschmid
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Infrastructure only tends to be noticed when it is absent, declining, or decrepit, or when enormous cost overruns, time delays, or citizen protests make the headlines. If infrastructure is indeed a fundamental driver of economic growth and social development, why is it so difficult to get right? In addressing this perennial question, this volume-the fourth edition in an annual series tackling different aspects of governance around the world-makes the case for a governance perspective on infrastructure. This implies moving beyond rational economic analysis of what should be done towards an analysis of the political, institutional, and societal mechanisms that shape decision-making about infrastructure investment, planning, and implementation. Engaging with theories from sociology, political science, and public administration, and drawing on empirical analyses bridging OECD and non-OECD countries, the contributions to this volume dissect the logics of infrastructure governance in a novel way, providing timely analyses that will enrich both scholarly and policy debates about how to get infrastructure governance right.
The New Environmentalism?
Author: Professor Davide Torsello
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Drawing on rich ethnographic work in both Eastern and Western Europe, The New Environmentalism? presents a range of case studies to explore the impact of corruption in EU-funded structural development projects. With detailed analyses of the forms and contexts of environmentalism, the book reveals the manner in which corruption is generated by the planning and implementation procedures of the projects, demonstrating in each case that environmental movements emerge as by-products of these processes, using corruption as part of a discourse employed in support of their action against political (regional and state) institutions, as well as to communicate their goals to local citizens. Shedding light on the ways in which revelations about corruption are adopted as a means to fostering civic participation in environmental movements and influencing institutional trust, this book contributes to our understanding of the loss of legitimacy and trust in local and global political institutions. Comparative in approach, The New Environmentalism? provides new insights into the emergence of strong civic movements at local and trans-local levels, in resistance to citizens' sense of increasing alienation from political participation and decision making. As such, it will be of interest to anthropologists, sociologists and political scientists concerned with questions of legitimacy, corruption and activism.