The New Public Contracting: Regulation, Responsiveness, Relationality

The New Public Contracting: Regulation, Responsiveness, Relationality

by Peter Vincent-Jones

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Overview

This book analyzes the increasing use made by contemporary British governments of "contracts" to regulate a wide range of economic and social relationships. It provides a critical analysis of such contractual arrangements and evaluates their potential both to benefit the parties and to achieve the Government's regulatory objectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199291274
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/27/2006
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

I CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS AND GENEALOGY
1. Government by Contract and the New Public Contracting
2. Policy Background
II REGULATION, RESPONSIVENESS, RELATIONALITY
3. Regulation and Governance
4. Responsiveness
5. The New Public Contracting in Regulatory Perspective
III THE NEW PUBLIC CONTRACTING
6. Contract in Government
7. Contract and Economic Organisation
8. Citizens, Consumers, and Public Services
9. Contract and Social Control
IV LAW AND CONTRACTUAL GOVERNANCE
10. Legal Debates and Reform Strategies
11. Law and Contractual Governance
12. Conclusions

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