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Title: Market creation in the European Union : the case of the public procurement directives
Author: Barnes, Gregory Ronald
ISNI:       0000 0004 6348 943X
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2016
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The thesis tackles two major components of modern statehood; the creation of markets, and public procurement. The context is the European Union’s efforts to create an integrated market for public procurement as an effort to bind the notion of what it means to realise the state into a single concept within the European project. The thesis in particular studies the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) that has been a major component of the modern version of the procurement market and constitutes a major effort to control the discursive construction of the act of procurement. The thesis concludes that through market structures there exists the opportunity for perpetuation of ideational hegemony. This may have a significant impact on the conceptualisation of statehood in modern Europe.
Supervisor: Dannreuther, Charles ; Robinson, Nicholas Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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