Christopher Larimer

Department of Political Science
Faculty - Associate Professor of Political Science

Area

Political behavior; Iowa politics; governors; Iowa Caucuses; experimental methodology

Degrees

Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006; M.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003; B.A. University of Northern Iowa, 2001

Research Interests

Iowa politics, including governors and the Iowa Caucuses; Political behavior, particularly voter turnout and get-out-the-vote techniques using experimental methodology; Gender and decision making; Public policy theory

Selected Publications

Books

Larimer, Christopher W. 2015. Gubernatorial Stability in Iowa: A Stranglehold on Power. New York: Palgrave Press.

Frederickson, H. George, Kevin B. Smith, Christopher W. Larimer, and Michael J. Licari. 2015. The Public Administration Theory Primer, 3rd edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Smith, Kevin B., and Christopher W. Larimer. 2013. The Public Policy Theory Primer, 2nd edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Frederickson, H. George, Kevin B. Smith, Christopher W. Larimer, and Michael J. Licari. 2012. The Public Administration Theory Primer, 2nd edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Smith, Kevin B., and Christopher W. Larimer. 2009. The Public Policy Theory Primer. Boulder, CO: Westview Press (Also translated into Chinese and published with Wu Nan Book Inc 2009).

Recent articles

Condon, Meghan, Christopher W. Larimer, and Costas Panagopoulos. 2016. “Partisan social pressure and voter mobilization.” American Politics Research. Forthcoming.

Hannagan, Rebecca J., Christopher W. Larimer, and Matthew V. Hibbing. 2016. “Sex differences, personality, and ideology: a deeper investigation via contexts in a study of local politics.”  Politics, Groups, and Identities. Forthcoming.

Panagopoulos, Costas, Christopher W. Larimer, and Meghan Condon. 2014. “Social Pressure, Descriptive Norms, and Voter Mobilization.” Political Behavior 36(2): 451-69.

Whitaker, Eric A., Mitch N. Herian, Christopher W. Larimer, and Michael Lang. 2012. “Legislative Bills and Ballot Initiatives: Raising the Minimum Wage in the American States, 1997-2006.” Policy Studies Journal 40(4): 626-49.

Larimer, Christopher W., and Rebecca J. Hannagan. 2010. “Gender Differences in “Follower Behavior:” An experimental study of reactions to ambitious decision makers.” Politics and the Life Sciences 29(September): 40-54.

Gerber, Alan S., Donald P. Green, and Christopher W. Larimer. 2010. “An Experiment Testing the Relative Effectiveness of Encouraging Voter Participation by Appealing to Feelings of Pride or Shame.” Political Behavior 32(September): 409-22.

Hannagan, Rebecca J., and Christopher W. Larimer. 2010. “Does Gender Composition Affect Group Decision Outcomes? Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment.” Political Behavior. 32(March): 51-67.

Gerber, Alan S., Donald P. Green, and Christopher W. Larimer. 2008. “Social Pressure and Voter Turnout: Evidence from a Large Scale Field Experiment.” American Political Science Review 102(February): 33-48.

Courses Taught

Introduction to American Politics; Introduction to Public Administration; Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Political Science; Iowa Politics (cross listed as graduate level); Quantitative Methods for Politics and Policy (graduate level); Political Psychology (cross listed as graduate level); Politics and Public Policy (graduate level); Public Budgeting; Public Personnel Administration; Public Policy Process (cross listed as graduate level); Public Organizations (cross listed as graduate level); Scope and Methods of Political Science; Seminar in Public Administration (cross listed as graduate level); Senior Seminar in Political Science: “Understanding the American Electorate”; Topics in Public Policy: Election laws and gender quotas (cross listed as graduate level)

Office

Sabin 349

Phone

319-273-6047

Email

christopher.larimer@uni.edu