The Politics of Defense Contracting: The Iron Triangle, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Politics of Defense Contracting

The Iron Triangle, 1st Edition

By Gordon Adams

Routledge

465 pages

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Paperback: 9780878710126
pub: 1981-01-30
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This is the first systematic study of the relationship between government and defense contractors, examining in detail the political impact of the eight most powerful defense contractors. It details ways in which Boeing, General Dynamics, Grumman, McDonnell Douglas, Northrop, Rockwell International, and United Technologies influence government, from their basic contract activity, corporate structure, and research efforts, to their Washington offices, Political Action Committee campaign contributions, hiring of government personnel, and membership on federal advisory committees.Adams concludes with specific recommendations for changes in disclosure requirements that would curb some of the political power corporations can wield. It also suggests specific ways in which the Iron Triangle can be made subject to wider congressional and public scrutiny.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL022000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Constitutions