Congress and the Distributive Politics of Military Procurement Spending

Congress and the Distributive Politics of Military Procurement Spending

by Barry S. Rundquist, Thomas M. Carsey
     
 

Since World War II, the U.S. government has spent more than $10 trillion on defense. Although everyone in the United States must pay taxes supporting defense contracts, ten states have obtained 75 percent of all defense contracts and expenditures. In Congress and Defense Spending , Barry S. Rundquist and Thomas M. Carsey examine how the distribution of

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Overview

Since World War II, the U.S. government has spent more than $10 trillion on defense. Although everyone in the United States must pay taxes supporting defense contracts, ten states have obtained 75 percent of all defense contracts and expenditures. In Congress and Defense Spending , Barry S. Rundquist and Thomas M. Carsey examine how the distribution of defense contracts is influenced by the interaction of state and local economies with the organization of Congress and how previous state representation on defense committees has affected current committee representation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806134024
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
05/15/2002
Series:
Congressional Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction and Statement of Problem3
Ch. 2The Distributive Politics of Military Procurement Spending25
Ch. 3Previous Studies50
Ch. 4A Model of Distributive Politics66
Ch. 5Targeting Military Procurement Expenditures87
Ch. 6Committee Representation98
Ch. 7Cumulative Effects and Overall Fit110
Ch. 8Trends in the Distributive Politics of Military Procurement Spending: 1963-1995118
Ch. 9The Impact of Military Procurement Spending141
Ch. 10Conclusion157
App. A167
App. B171
Notes179
References187
Index197

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