Good legal governance in authoritative public-private partnerships. Conceptualising legitimate partnerships with public authority

Michiel A. Heldeweg, Maurits Sanders

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The discourse on Public Private Partnerships (PPP) is focused most on Procurement or on what we name ‘Market-PPP’. Placing PPP in the shift from government to governance calls for attention especially to those PPP, which are geared to exercise public legal powers. These ‘Authoritative PPP’ are most likely to come with tensions between private party involvement and public interest legitimacy. In this article, public legitimacy is analysed primarily on the basis of work done by David Beetham, and complemented with Public Law considerations concerning the legitimate exercise of legal powers and law on public organizat.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-185
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean procurement & public private partnership law review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013



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