chapter  14
16 Pages

GOVERNANCE, CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

ByDONALD F. KETTL

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, citizens throughout the world pressed their elected officials to shrink the size of government. It did not matter what the actual size of government was. From the large Scandinavian welfare states to the relatively smaller governments in the United States, the governmentlimitation movement ignited and spread (Pollitt and Bouckaert 2000). Citizens, of course, had little interest in reducing the services they received. They wanted substantial government programs but they wanted to spend less, because they were convinced that government had become too bloated and inefficient.