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Procurement by International Organizations
A Global Administrative Law Perspective

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  • Date Published: January 2019
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  • isbn: 9781108246613

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  • How do international organizations procure goods, services and works to carry out their institutional mission? How does this procurement activity affect individuals? Does the procurement relationship between international organizations and private subjects bring an even distribution of rights and duties? Are international organizations accountable to private subjects and states when allocating their resources through procurement? The book explores the complex phenomenon of procurement by international organizations from the point of view of the relationship between international organizations and private subjects. It provides, for the first time, a systematization and conceptualization of the emerging rules and practices of procurement by international organizations. It also identifies the international political dynamics and interplay of interests underlying these rules and practices. In doing so, it shows how these dynamics shape the exercise of international public authority over private subjects, and the scope of private subjects' rights vis-à-vis international organizations.

    • Proposes a major empirical analysis of public procurement by international organizations and explains the actual functioning of international organizations
    • Investigates to what extent international political dynamics shape the rules and practices of international organizations and their relationships with private subjects
    • Uses a combined approach and provides a wide empirical analysis linking it to a theoretical framework
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    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108246613
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Procurement and international organizations: a conceptual map
    3. The institutional roots of change: from private negotiations to public tenders
    4. The regulatory architecture
    5. Procurement contracts and limits to the contractual freedom of private parties and states
    6. Contracts and applicable law: blurring the lines between public and private law
    7. Accountability in procurement
    8. How the interplay of interests shapes procurement
    9. Global administrative law for procurement of international organizations: development and limits.

  • Author

    Elisabetta Morlino, Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples
    Elisabetta Morlino is assistant professor of administrative law at the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa. She holds a Ph.D. in global administrative law from the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (now part of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) and an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from the New York University (NYU) School of Law. She has been Hugo Grotius Scholar at NYU and visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. She has served as legal consultant for the International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) Procurement Division in Rome and as extern at the UN Office of Legal Affairs in New York. She is member of International Society of Public Law (ICON-S), the Public Contracts in Legal Globalization (PCLG-Network), Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) and Instituto Di Ricerche Sulla Pubblica Amministrazione (IRPA). She has previously published in the fields of global and European administrative law, international organizations and environmental protection.

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