Book Review: Business Improvement Districts in the United States: Private Government and Public Consequences

Book Review: Business Improvement Districts in the United States: Private Government and Public... 258 Economic Development Quarterly 32(3) disciplines, government agencies, and operative programs, Unger, A. (2016). Business Improvement Districts in the United the text is awash in acronyms; however, their use is unavoid- States: Private Government and Public Consequences. able and a page of acronym definitions is provided at the London, England: Palgrave Macmillan. front of the volume, where it is easily located. In the volume’s final chapter, the authors examine the role Reviewed by: Wonhyung Lee, University at Albany, SUNY, USA of private insurance and public-private partnerships in pro- DOI: 10.1177/0891242418782276 viding coverage for adverse events and outline some of the problems that inhere to current insurance programs. Insurance Business improvement districts (BIDs) have a fascinating against hazards is, in their eyes, a most valuable tool for anatomy. BIDs are private, public, and nonprofit, all in one. managing risk. In view of the importance of insurance, the BIDs are private because they are usually established and remainder of this review will focus on several aspects of this governed by the business community, and mainly comprise subject the authors discuss. property or business owners who hope to improve the eco- Three general requirements that must be met for a market for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Economic Development Quarterly: The Journal of American Economic Revitalization SAGE

Book Review: Business Improvement Districts in the United States: Private Government and Public Consequences

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Publisher
SAGE Publications
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2018
ISSN
0891-2424
eISSN
1552-3543
D.O.I.
10.1177/0891242418782276
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Abstract

258 Economic Development Quarterly 32(3) disciplines, government agencies, and operative programs, Unger, A. (2016). Business Improvement Districts in the United the text is awash in acronyms; however, their use is unavoid- States: Private Government and Public Consequences. able and a page of acronym definitions is provided at the London, England: Palgrave Macmillan. front of the volume, where it is easily located. In the volume’s final chapter, the authors examine the role Reviewed by: Wonhyung Lee, University at Albany, SUNY, USA of private insurance and public-private partnerships in pro- DOI: 10.1177/0891242418782276 viding coverage for adverse events and outline some of the problems that inhere to current insurance programs. Insurance Business improvement districts (BIDs) have a fascinating against hazards is, in their eyes, a most valuable tool for anatomy. BIDs are private, public, and nonprofit, all in one. managing risk. In view of the importance of insurance, the BIDs are private because they are usually established and remainder of this review will focus on several aspects of this governed by the business community, and mainly comprise subject the authors discuss. property or business owners who hope to improve the eco- Three general requirements that must be met for a market for

Journal

Economic Development Quarterly: The Journal of American Economic RevitalizationSAGE

Published: Aug 1, 2018

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