Campaign Contributions, Post-War Reconstruction Contracts, and State Crime

Hogan, Michael, Long, Michael, Stretesky, Paul and Lynch, Michael (2006) Campaign Contributions, Post-War Reconstruction Contracts, and State Crime. Deviant Behavior, 27 (3). pp. 269-297. ISSN 0163-9625

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This article presents a case-control study of the relationship between Federal-level campaign contributions, corporate political connections, and the awarding of post-war reconstruction contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Cases are 135 companies that received post-war contracts and controls are 135 randomly selected companies matched on industry. Results reveal that both campaign contributions and political connections significantly increase a company's odds of receiving a contract. Results are situated in the context of current theory on state crime. It is argued that awarding contracts on this basis may constitute a form of state crime, but alternative explanations for the findings are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L200 Politics
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2015 11:41
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:30

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