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Buying Social JusticeEquality, Government Procurement, and Legal Change$
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Christopher McCrudden

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199232420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232420.001.0001

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Buying Social Justice?

Buying Social Justice?

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Buying Social Justice
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Christopher McCrudden

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232420.003.0005

This chapter explores the pros and cons of the use of procurement linkages to advance status equality, from an economic and political perspective initially. It considers arguments for and against linkage. It argues that whether one considers procurement linkages beneficial or not depends on how procurement linkages work out in practice, but that the potential for benefits to accrue from such linkages is worth experimentation and engagement.

Keywords:   procurement linkage, purchasing, discrimination, fairness, regulation, mainstreaming, contracting, equality

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