A Critical analysis of public procurement legislation and practices in the 2000S :comparing the north and south through the Turkish case [Electronic Resource] / Hande Gönül, Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pınar Bedirhanoğlu Toker.

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2012
Gönül, Hande
This thesis analyses the neoliberal reforms in the public procurement field by comparing the Northern and Southern examples, with a particular focus on the enactment of the Turkish Public Procurement Law and the establishment of Turkish Public Procurement Agency in 2001. This thesis argues that despite the depoliticisation claims of neoliberal ideology the reforms in the public procurement field have gone through a highly politicised process in both North and South. The reforms launched in the procurement field have been constructed around different languages. The language of reform has intended to delegitimize any business-state cooperation. This type of language of reform in themSouth, particularly in Turkey, has turned into a strategy to open the state procurement market to the Western foreign firms on equal footing with the national ones. Coming under the pressure of different coalition groups of national and foreign capital owners, the Turkish government of has intervened in the decisions of the Public Procurement Authority, which has been formed as an independent regulatory agency and in the Public Procurement Law, which was initially enacted to guarantee transparency. This thesis has reviewed the processes of the enactment and amendment of the Public Procurement. Eventually it states that the highly technical language of reform in the procurement field is highly political, and aims to redistribute resources between different capital groups.
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H. Gönül, “A Critical analysis of public procurement legislation and practices in the 2000S :comparing the north and south through the Turkish case [Electronic Resource] / Hande Gönül, Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pınar Bedirhanoğlu Toker.,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.