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Title: Excitation of a dynamical system : public-private partnerships in the non-ergodic Uganda
Author: Amonya, Fred David
ISNI:       0000 0004 7234 0602
Awarding Body: SOAS University of London
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 2018
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This thesis conceptualises policy space as a dynamical system. It identifies stresses within the system, and synthesises structures that reduce the stresses. To broaden, the thesis is a case study of PPP policy in Uganda. The policy space of Uganda is defined as nodes by Common Man's Charter (CMC) and Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP). Drawing in the constraint of the institution and the excitation of global effects, the policy space is shown to be dynamical system and non-ergodic using calculus. This single conceptual framework dictates the adoption of 'case study' - an ontology of complexity, a methodology of variety, and an epistemology of explication. The dynamical and non-ergodic character of the policy space is illustrated in the explication of two PPP projects - Bujagali Hydropower Project (BHP) and Rift Valley Rail concession (RVR). These projects show price stress reflected in the enterprise segment of the population (industrial and agro processing). To sustain PPP in the country, the structure appeals to remoulding, and the thesis identifies three fronts. These are the process of PPP, its corporate structure, and the frame of knowledge refinement. Using the analytic-synthetic approach, the thesis provides improvements on the three fronts. On the first, Capability Search replaces Competitive Dialogue as the trunk process of engaging the state and private sector. On the second, a prototype Sub-National PPP (SN-PPP), which includes public equity, is presented. The third front examines the interdisciplinarity of PPP, and argues for Joint Research Model in place of the traditional Donor Dependency Model. Therefore, the thesis illuminates a composite policy object (PPP) striking a dynamical and non-ergodic space (Uganda). Incorporating the three syntheses will make PPP more robust in the complex policy space of the country.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral