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Larry Mayer, Ph.D.

Professor - Political Science

Dr. Mayer is Professor of Political Science at Texas Tech University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas. His current research interests include party system change, especially in the weakening of mainstream parties of the moderate left and right, and the emergence of populist parties of identity. These include nationalist parties of the extreme right as well as parties of sub-cultural defense and other parties of identity that do not classify on the left to right axis. His published books include: Contending Perspectives in Comparative Politics (edited with Patterson and Thames), Comparative Politics: The Quest for Theory and ExplanationComparative Politics: Nations and Theories in a Changing World (With Burnett, Ogden and Tuman)(Now in a 3rd Edition), American Public Policy (with Cochran, Carr and Cayer)(Now in its 10th Edition),Redefining Comparative PoliticsPolitics in Industrial Societies (With Burnett), and Comparative Political Inquiry: A Methodological Survey. He is in the planning stages of a sequel to his previous book in this area, Comparative Political Inquiry: A Methodological Survey. His articles have appeared in Political Science and PoliticsNationalism and Ethnic PoliticsComparative Political StudiesThe Western Political QuarterlyTeaching Political Science, and West European Politics.

Contact Information

  • Office: Holden Hall 229
  • Office Hours: Monday 10:00-11:00, Tuesday 9:30-11:00, and Thursday 9:30 - 11:00
  • Phone: 742-4046
  • E-Mail: clark.mayer@ttu.edu
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