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The Internationalization of Government Procurement Regulation$
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Aris C. Georgopulos, Bernard Hoekman, and Petros C. Mavroidis

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198796749

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796749.001.0001

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UNCITRAL and the Internationalization of Government Procurement Regulation

UNCITRAL and the Internationalization of Government Procurement Regulation

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(p.86) 3 UNCITRAL and the Internationalization of Government Procurement Regulation
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The Internationalization of Government Procurement Regulation
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Caroline Nicholas

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796749.003.0004

This chapter considers how, and the extent to which, the process of international law-making contributes to the internationalization of regulations and their use. With reference to the development of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Public Procurement and other UNCITRAL texts, which are designed to promote the harmonization of domestic laws, the stages in the UNCITRAL process—both as they were conceived and as they work in practice—are described and examined. The benefits of the consensus-based UNCITRAL approach are considered, as are the implications of success being contingent upon broad, representative, and effective participation. Observations about some politicization of the process are examined, as this politicization can prevent the emergence of both good technical solutions and consensus, and the chapter concludes that securing sufficient participation remains an ongoing challenge.

Keywords:   UNCITRAL, international law-making, public procurement, politicization, internationalization of regulations, harmonization of domestic laws

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