Public project procurement and the case for public-private partnerships

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Regan, M. (2013) Public project procurement and the case for public-private partnerships. In J. Farrar & D. Mayes (Eds.), Globalisation, the Global Financial Crisis and the State (pp.172-196). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

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Historically, theoretical explanations of the stale were developed around two perspectives. First, the organic view which draws an analogy between the state and natural organisms in which all members of the governed community are part.1 In this construct, the state is viewed as a continuum with an independence from, and authority over, its individual members. It was argued by many of the early political philosophers that an under standing of the state suggests a dichotomy in the way the state serves its own interests on the one hand, and as a separate and distinct action, acts in the interests of all members of the community.

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