Gubernatorial Stability in Iowa: A Stranglehold on Power

Gubernatorial Stability in Iowa: A Stranglehold on Power

by Christopher W. Larimer

Hardcover(1st ed. 2015)

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Overview

This book uses a multi-method approach to explain why recent Iowa governors have been able to stay in office significantly longer than their peers. Voters in Iowa value a personal connection with their governor and those governors who ignore that expectation are held accountable at the polls.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137528124
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 10/01/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Christopher w. Larimer is Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Northern Iowa, USA. He is the co-author of books on public policy and public administration theory, and has authored or co-authored over a dozen articles in political science journals. He was previously President of the Iowa Association of Political Scientists and a regular guest on Iowa Public Radio and KWWL television news. Christopher has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, the USA Today, the Washington Times, US News and World Report, and served as a guest columnist for the New York Times: Room for Debate.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The 'personal' power of Iowa governors since 1969 3. Gubernatorial popularity and power in Iowa since 1969 4. 'Iowa comfort' and doing the 'full Grassley' 5. Iowa voters on Iowa governors 6. In Iowa, it's the economy and the person

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