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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
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Public Procurement, Contract Compliance and Social Policy in the European Union

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Christopher McCruddenSenior Tutor and Fellow in Law, Lincoln College, Oxford University

ISBN13: 9780198262671
ISBN: 0198262671
Published: July 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Out of Print This text examines the relationship between the ""economic"" and the ""social"" approaches to European integration as manifested by the legal and political debate about the relationship between public procurement and equal opportunites. It is the tension between the two approaches which is considered in this book within the context of public procurement. Using the concept of ""contract compliance"" (the use of public procurement as an instrument of social policy, particularly for the purpose of achieving equality of opportunity between different age groups) the author shows how contract compliance has been advocated for several member states and introduced in some others. The legality of such compliance schemes is still uncertain and the book seeks to provide clarification of the legal issues.

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