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

Michael J. Hogan, Michael A. Long, Paul B. Stretesky, Michael J. Lynch
  • Deviant Behavior, July 2006, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/01639620600605499

Campaign Contributions and State-Corporate Crime

What is it about?

Examines the effect of campaign contributions on the awarding of post-war reconstruction contracts following Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Uses a case control methods with 135 companies that received contracts and matched sample of 135 companies that did not receive contracts. Campaign contributions and political connectedness both influence the awarding of post-war reconstruction contracts and shape the nature of state crime.

Why is it important?

Few empirical studies of state crime exist. This study adds to that empirical literature by exploring how campaign contributions and political connectedness of corporations influence granting of post-war reconstruction contracts. This is a form of state crime that has not received much attention.

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