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Government by Contract and the New Public Contracting

Peter Vincent-Jones

in The New Public Contracting: Regulation, Responsiveness, Relationality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199291274
eISBN:
9780191700606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291274.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter begins by distinguishing the core behavioural, legal, and rhetorical dimensions of the concept of contract. It traces the historical movement from traditional public procurement to ... More


Policy Context

Peter Vincent-Jones

in The New Public Contracting: Regulation, Responsiveness, Relationality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199291274
eISBN:
9780191700606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291274.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter begins with a brief account of the key public sector reforms, tracing the genealogy of the New Public Contracting from the early 1980s through to the present day. It explores the ... More


Legal Debates and Reform Strategies

Peter Vincent-Jones

in The New Public Contracting: Regulation, Responsiveness, Relationality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199291274
eISBN:
9780191700606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291274.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter identifies the deficiencies in legal governance and accountability accompanying the New Public Contracting. It considers various proposals for legal reform in administrative law, private ... More


The New Public Contracting: Regulation, Responsiveness, Relationality

Peter Vincent-Jones

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199291274
eISBN:
9780191700606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291274.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book charts the significant increase in Britain over the last 25 years in the deployment of contract as a regulatory mechanism across a broad spectrum of social relationships. Since Labour came ... More


The New Public Contracting in Regulatory Perspective

Peter Vincent-Jones

in The New Public Contracting: Regulation, Responsiveness, Relationality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199291274
eISBN:
9780191700606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291274.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter situates the New Public Contracting fully in a regulatory perspective. It considers a range of problems of unresponsiveness associated with legitimacy deficits in the policy process. It ... More


Regulation and Governance

Peter Vincent-Jones

in The New Public Contracting: Regulation, Responsiveness, Relationality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199291274
eISBN:
9780191700606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291274.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter lays the foundations of the socio-legal regulation perspective which informs the substantive investigation of administrative contracts, economic contracts, and social control contracts. ... More


Conclusions and Policy Implications

Peter Vincent-Jones

in The New Public Contracting: Regulation, Responsiveness, Relationality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199291274
eISBN:
9780191700606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291274.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter summarises the main arguments and conclusions concerning the failures of responsiveness in the New Public Contracting, and makes a number of policy recommendations for the reform of ... More


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