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Christopher Bovis

Professor of Business Law


Sustaining Public–Private Partnerships for Public Service Provision Through Democratically Accountable Practices (2021)
Journal Article
Onyoin, M., & Bovis, C. H. (in press). Sustaining Public–Private Partnerships for Public Service Provision Through Democratically Accountable Practices. Administration and Society, https://doi.org/10.1177/00953997211030516

Despite the multiple stakeholder-centered complexities involved, the public–private partnership (PPP) modality is increasingly the vehicle of choice for the provision of public services in the developing world. This article asks how PPPs might overco... Read More about Sustaining Public–Private Partnerships for Public Service Provision Through Democratically Accountable Practices.

Policy and institutional enablers of public–private partnerships in the electricity sector in Uganda: a multi-level and path dependence perspective (2020)
Journal Article
Onyoin, M., & Bovis, C. (2021). Policy and institutional enablers of public–private partnerships in the electricity sector in Uganda: a multi-level and path dependence perspective. The International journal of public sector management, 34(1), 51-70. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPSM-01-2020-0026

Purpose: This paper explains the evident disproportionality in the levels of adoption of the modality of public–private partnerships (PPPs) in Uganda by tracing the peculiar preconditions and enablers of the model's relative high adoption in the elec... Read More about Policy and institutional enablers of public–private partnerships in the electricity sector in Uganda: a multi-level and path dependence perspective.

Systemic risk in major public contracts (2018)
Journal Article
Bloomfield, K., Williams, T., Bovis, C., & Merali, Y. (2019). Systemic risk in major public contracts. International Journal of Forecasting, 35(2), 667-676. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijforecast.2018.10.005

This paper presents a novel approach to the characterisation of “systemic risk” in the context of public sector procurement and contracting. We argue that contemporary risk management practices in project and programme management exhibit a number of... Read More about Systemic risk in major public contracts.

Public procurement and state aid (2016)
Book Chapter
Bovis, C. (2016). Public procurement and state aid. In H. Hofmann, & C. Micheau (Eds.), State Aid Law of the European Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Research handbook on EU public procurement law (2016)
Book
Bovis, C. (2016). C. Bovis (Ed.). Research handbook on EU public procurement law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781781953266

The Research Handbook on EU Public Procurement Law makes a major contribution to our understanding of the EU public procurement regime, at a time when it is being implemented by the EU Member States, and of the pivotal role that this will play for th... Read More about Research handbook on EU public procurement law.

Risk in public-private partnerships and critical infrastructure (2015)
Journal Article
Bovis, C. H. (2015). Risk in public-private partnerships and critical infrastructure. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 6(2), 200-207. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1867299x00004505

The process risk allocation is essential for effective PPP contracts, depending on the scope of defined tasks and responsibilities between the parties in their quest to deliver public services. However, risk in critical infrastructure is sui generis... Read More about Risk in public-private partnerships and critical infrastructure.

Future directions in public service partnerships in the EU (2013)
Journal Article
Bovis, C. (2013). Future directions in public service partnerships in the EU. European business law review, 24(1), 548-592

Public-Private Partnerships reveal complex forms of co-operation between the state and private actors which exceed the remit of traditional contractual interface, moving into a strategic sphere of public sector management. Public-Private Partnerships... Read More about Future directions in public service partnerships in the EU.