Campaign contributions, lobbying and post-Katrina contracts

Hogan, Michael, Long, Michael and Stretesky, Paul (2010) Campaign contributions, lobbying and post-Katrina contracts. Disasters, 34 (3). pp. 593-607. ISSN 0361 3666

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7717.2010.01158.x

Abstract

This research explores the relationship between political campaign contributions, lobbying and post-Hurricane Katrina cleanup and reconstruction contracts. Specifically, a case-control study design is used to determine whether campaign contributions to national candidates in the 2000–04 election cycles and/or the employment of lobbyists and lobbying firms increased a company's probability of receiving a post-hurricane contract. Results indicate that both a campaign contribution dichotomous variable and the dollar amount of contributions are significantly related to whether a company received a contract, but that lobbying activity was not. These findings are discussed in the context of previous research on the politics of natural disasters, government contracting and governmental and corporate deviance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: campaign contributions, deviance, disasters, government contracts, Hurricane Katrina, lobbying, politics, private sector contracts
Subjects: L200 Politics
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2015 09:29
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:25
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/24043

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