Procurement and Public Management: The Fear of Discretion and the Quality of Government Performance, by Steven Kelman." Washington, D.C.: The AEI Press, 1990. 221 pages. $29.25.
Buying things necessary to the pursuit of other government tasks is a pretty boring subject. It is not surprising, therefore, that the press reports largely on the discovery of $450.00 hammers in government tool chests and on the nefarious activities of the Wed-Techs of the world and their public sector allies. Media coverage thus encourages Americans to ignore government procurement or to think of it as both inefficient and corrupt.
The Fear of Discretion in Government Procurement,
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