Port Governance and Security

This work aims at realizing how the present governance process in the ports blends and clashes with centralization and decentralization processes both from an Italian and international point of view. The carrying out of market liberalization, fulfilled through the deregulation, privatization and new regulation phases, has become possible thanks to the idea that social-economic development could be achieved through a bottom-up planning rather than through a top-down one. This paper will briefly deal with port governance forms and will define the kind of governance present in Italy. The paper will focus on difficulties about security and the contrasts between liberalism and pricing rules (particularly in Italy and Spain) and will consider the reasons for governance uncertainty in the present situation above all because of insufficient UE guidance. The conclusions stress how the uncertainty that regulates the relationship between institutions and powers, on an international level, seems to be reflected in the different national and European power hierarchies.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 279-289
  • Monograph Title: Maritime Heritage and Modern Ports

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1845640101
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2005 2:04PM