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Social and Environmental Policies in EC Procurement Law
New Directives and New Directions


Sue Arrowsmith, Peter Kunzlik, Dr. Hans-Joachim Priess, Moritz Graf von Merveldt, Christopher McCrudden, Rosemary Boyle, Nicholas Hatzis, Dan Wilsher, Colin Maund, Sope Williams
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  • Date Published: February 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521881500

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  • In developing public procurement policy, governments are often concerned not only with value for money but also with promoting their social and environmental objectives. However, imposing social and environmental requirements makes it harder for some suppliers to participate in public procurement. EC law thus limits the ability of national governments to implement such policies. But how should the balance be struck between these trade concerns and the desire of national governments to use procurement as a policy tool? And should the EC even harness Member States' procurement power to EC-wide objectives, such as green energy policy? Despite the new provisions included in the EC's new (2004) procurement directives, important issues remain unresolved. This volume focusses on new issues in the field, notably the innovative provisions in the new directives, new academic thinking and areas neglected in the debate, such as the impact of EC law on the CSR policies of private utilities.

    • Extensive introductory chapters, by leading specialists in the field, allow readers to understand the key principles and rules that govern this complex area
    • Provides detailed analysis of 'grey areas' of the law, allowing readers to assess the legal risks of pursuing different horizontal policies through procurement
    • Offers new thinking on important areas of EC procurement policy, enabling readers to keep up with the latest thinking in a controversial field
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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521881500
    • length: 550 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Public procurement and horizontal policies in EC law: general principles Sue Arrowsmith and Peter Kunzlik
    2. EC regulation of public procurement Sue Arrowsmith and Peter Kunzlik
    3. A taxonomy of horizontal policies in public procurement Sue Arrowsmith
    4. Application of the EC Treaty and directives to horizontal policies: a critical review Sue Arrowsmith
    5. The impact of the EC state aid rules on horizontal policies in public procurement Hans-Joachim Priess and Moritz Graf von Merveldt
    6. EC public procurement law and equality linkages: foundations for interpretation Christopher McCrudden
    7. Disability issues in public procurement Rosemary Boyle
    8. The legality of SME development policies under EC procurement law Nicholas Hatzis
    9. The procurement of 'green' energy Peter Kunzlik
    10. Reconciling national autonomy and trade integration in the context of eco-labelling Dan Wilsher
    11. CSR in the utilities sector and the implications of EC procurement policy: a framework for debate Sue Arrowsmith and Colin Maund
    12. Co-ordinating public procurement to support EU objectives – a first step? The case of exclusions for serious criminal offences Sope Williams.

  • Editors

    Sue Arrowsmith, University of Nottingham
    Sue Arrowsmith is Professor of Public Procurement Law and Director of the Public Procurement Research Group in the School of Law, University of Nottingham, an Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School and a Foundation Professor of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). She is also a member of the EC's Advisory Committee for the Opening Up of Public Procurement and Editor of the Public Procurement Law Review.

    Peter Kunzlik, City University London
    Peter Kunzlik is Professor of Law and Director of the City Law School at City University, where he is pro-Vice Chancellor. He is also a Barrister and a non-practising member of Hailsham Chambers, Temple, London.


    Sue Arrowsmith, Peter Kunzlik, Dr. Hans-Joachim Priess, Moritz Graf von Merveldt, Christopher McCrudden, Rosemary Boyle, Nicholas Hatzis, Dan Wilsher, Colin Maund, Sope Williams

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