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The New Public ContractingRegulation, Responsiveness, Relationality$
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Peter Vincent-Jones

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199291274

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291274.001.0001

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Government by Contract and the New Public Contracting

Government by Contract and the New Public Contracting

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(p.3) 1 Government by Contract and the New Public Contracting
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The New Public Contracting
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Peter Vincent-Jones

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291274.003.0001

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 contemporary government by contract, showing how the modern state pursues a wide range of policy purposes through various forms of ‘contract’ and ‘agreement’. It then discusses a subset of government by contract — the New Public Contracting — characterised by the delegation of powers to public agencies in contractual arrangements preserving central government controls and powers of intervention. Three main types of the New Public Contracting are distinguished: administrative contracts, economic contracts, and social control contracts. The chapter ends with an outline of the key issues in the relational analysis of the New Public Contracting.

Keywords:   contract, public procurement, agreement, New Public Contracting, administrative contracts, economic contracts, social control contracts

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