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Book
The Political Economy of Defense Contracting
(1991)
  • Kenneth R Mayer
Abstract

Most people suspect that politics drives American defense spending. The feeling is that congressional decisions about weapon systems, and Pentagon decisions about contractor selection, are made on political considerations of local economic impact and campaign contributions. This book, using detailed data on contracting and subcontracting, shows that these widely accepted beliefs are oversimplified and mostly wrong

Keywords
  • defense contracting,
  • congress,
  • procurement,
  • pork barrel
Disciplines
Publication Date
1991
Publisher
Yale University Press
Citation Information
Kenneth R Mayer. The Political Economy of Defense Contracting. New Haven(1991)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mayer/14/