Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Research Student: Greg Barnes

Market Creation and Failure; The Case of the European Union Public Procurement Directives

My research into market creation uses Economic Sociology and Critical IPE approaches to derive a fresh insight into the European Union’s Public Procurement Regime. This regime plays an integral part of the EU Single European Market and affects nearly every aspect of government policy implementation in the member states. I argue that the combined impact serves to redefine the notion of the modern liberal democratic state.

The thesis focuses on unpacking the manner in which the procurement regime operates in discourse and practise. This is in part informed by personal participant knowledge of the directives in operation, and the schism between policy knowledge and implementation.

I teach on the module Comparative Politics.

Office Hours: Tuesday 12:30 - 1:30 in SSB 14.21

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