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Larry Anderson

  • Office Location: Laurentide Hall 5114
  • Phone: (262) 472-5265
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Ph.D., Political Science, McGill University, 2001
M.A., Political Science, McGill University, 1995
B.A., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992

Current position

Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Research interests

American political development, secessionism, federalism, South Carolina, Quebec, Scotland

Courses Taught

American Government and Politics, State and Local Government, Federalism, American Legislative Process, Ethnic Politics, American Interest Group Politics, US Environmental Politics and Policy

Select Publications

Anderson, L.M. 2014 "Both too much and too little: sources of federal instability in Canada." American Review of Canadian Studies 44, 1: 15-27.

Anderson, L.M. 2012. Federalism, Secession, and the American State: Divided, We Secede. New York: Routledge Press. (Paperback version available as of 2014.)

Erk, Jan and L.M. Anderson (eds.). 2010. The Paradox of Federalism: does self-rule accommodate or exacerbate ethnic divisions. London: Routledge Press. 

Meadwell, Hudson and L.M. Anderson. 2008. “Sequence and Strategy in the Secession of the American South.” Theory and Society 38, 3: 199-227.