Gubernatorial Stability in Iowa: A Stranglehold on Power

  • Christopher W. Larimer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 140-164

About this book


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.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher W. Larimer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Northern IowaUSA

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