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10 April 2017

Professor Ole Hansen publishes new article in European Review on Private Law

Professor Ole Hansen publishes new article in European Review on Private Law (ERPL).

In the article, Professor Ole Hansen conducts an analysis into long-term contractual practices for the outsourcing of social services. The Nordic model for privatization of public welfare is not unconditionally successful. Municipalities seem to hesitate in giving effect to the rising private market for welfare services. They insist on an almost complete control with the performances of the private service providers in the full length of the contracting period. In the legal literature, it has been suggested that there are public law limits to privatization. The analysis of contractual strategies and practices for contracting out public welfare in this article shows that there are limits in private law for the ‘publicization’ of contracts and markets as well.

The article ”Public law by contract - the reluctant creation of private markets for private welfare” is published in ERPL issue no. 3-2017 but is also available on SSRN.

The article is part of CEVIA’s research project on long-term contracts. Click here to read further about this project.