Contract law, discrimination and european integration

Dagmar Schiek*

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The privatisation of public services necessitates reflections on the suitability of private contract law for community tasks-the general theme of the 1997 Porvoo conference. The principle of equality is of utmost importance in the provision of public services or services of general interest. The state or its agents as providers of services are bound by this principle. Private companies, however, may be primarily driven by profit maximising and thus neglect common goals such as equal distribution. Profits may be easier to maximise by differentiating between customers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Dissonance to Sense
Subtitle of host publicationWelfare State Expectations, Privatisation and Private Law
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9780429802232
ISBN (Print)9781138340930
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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