The American Presidency and the Power of the Purchaser

  title={The American Presidency and the Power of the Purchaser},
  author={D. Gitterman},
  journal={Presidential Studies Quarterly},
  • D. Gitterman
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • Presidential Studies Quarterly
  • Federal procurement is a powerful weapon by which American presidents attempt to expand their power and shape public policy in areas in which Congress has not acted or will not act. In the same way that presidents exercise political control over the bureaucracy and agency regulatory rulemaking, they exert direct control and influence over procurement rulemaking and thereby attempt to shape the behavior of private sector companies. For more than half a century, presidents have exercised this… CONTINUE READING
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