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Public-Private Partnerships in the European Union

1st Edition

By Christopher Bovis


208 pages

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Public procurement in the European Union represents almost twelve per cent of the EU's GDP and is continuing to increase, having been identified as a key objective in the EU's aim to become the most competitive economy in the world by 2010. This book provides a one-stop shop, multi-disciplinary approach to public procurement and will be of use to academics and policy-makers. Providing its readers with practical description and analysis of the relevant policies, law and jurisprudence, the book also explores possible future trends in public procurement regulation.

Table of Contents

1. Public Procurement in the Common Market Context 2. The Structure of Public Procurement in the EU Member States 3. The Legal Framework and the Applicability of the Rules 4. Utilities Procurement 5. Defence Procurement 6. The Procurement of Public-Private Partnerships 7. Public Procurement and EU Enlargement 8. Public Procurement and the WTO 9. Conclusion

About the Author

Christopher Bovis is Professor of Law and H.K. Bevan Chair in Law at the Law School of the University of Hull. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Public Private Partnerships Law Review, published by Lexxion, as well as Contributing Editor of the Encyclopaedia of Competition Law, published by Sweet and Maxwell with responsibilities for transport, telecommunications and public procurement.

About the Series

Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

The study and practice of public management has undergone profound changes across the world. Over the last quarter century, we have seen

  • the increasing criticism of public administration as the over-arching framework for the provision of public services
  • the rise (and critical appraisal) of the ‘New Public Management’ as an emergent paradigm for the provision of public services
  • the transformation of the ‘public sector’ into the cross-sectoral provision of public services
  • the growth of the governance of inter-organizational relationships as an essential element in the provision of public services

In reality these trends have not so much replaced each other as elided or co-existed together – the public policy process has not gone away as a legitimate topic of study, intra-organizational management continues to be essential to the efficient provision of public services, whist the governance of inter-organizational and inter-sectoral relationships is now essential to the effective provision of these services.

This series is dedicated to presenting and critiquing this important body of theory and empirical study. It will publish books that both explore and evaluate the emergent and developing nature of public administration, management and governance (in theory and practice) and examine the relationship with and contribution to the over-arching disciplines of management and organizational sociology. Books in the series will be of interest to academics and researchers in this field, students undertaking advanced studies, and reflective policy makers and practitioners.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
HISTORY / Europe / General