BARRY RUNDQUIST, JEONG-HWA LEE, AND JUNGHO RHEE
The Distributive Politics of Cold War Defense Spending: Some State Level Evidence
Legislative Studies Quarterly XXI:265-81

This study evaluates the distributive politics theory. We analyze a pooled cross-section time series of data on the distribution of prime military contracts among the states during the period 1965-83. Unlike earlier studies, this one finds a significant relationship between representation on House and Senate defense committees and the distribution of military contracts.