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Mike Touchton, Brian Wampler quoted in Brazil’s “Valor Econômico”

Luciano Máximo’s article “Cities with Participatory Budgeting Spend More on Health and Sanitation” quotes both Mike Touchton and Brian Wampler and makes use of their research to show the results of 353 Brazilian cities which have adopted some measure of participatory budgeting.

CIted: Valor Ecônomico, 02/11/14 

Mike Touchton to speak at Interdisciplinary Lunch Series

Photo of Prof Mike TuchtonAssistant Professor Mike Touchton will be speaking on February 11 as part of the Interdisciplinary Lunch series.  The series is presented by Boise State’s Arts and Humanities Institute and the Honors College, and encourages discussion and collaboration between campus faculty.  Dr. Touchton will be speaking on “Improving Social Well-Being through Citizen Participation: Evidence from Brazil.”

Justin Vaughn Featured in the Blue Review

Justin VaughnAssistant professor Justin Vaughn has been featured in The Blue Review.  His article, “A Tale of Two White Houses”, explores media allegations of White House secrecy and the Obama Administration’s use of new forms of media for public engagement.

Read “A Tale of Two White Houses?” here.

Originally posted in “A Tale of Two White Houses?” The Blue Review, 1/28/2014 |
“Justin Vaughn” (15) Boise State Update, 1/28/2014

Brian Wampler, Mike Touchton Featured in Washington Post

Political Science Faculty members Brian Wampler and Mike Touchton  have been featured in the Washington Post’s “The Monkey Cage”.  Their article, which studies the role of participatory budgeting programs in Brazil, was recently published in the Journal of Comparative Political Studies. Click here to read “Brazil let its citizens make decisions about city budgets. Here’s what happened.”

Original Article from the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, January 22, 2014

Gary Moncrief was featured in a Boise State Public Radio story

Moncrief100x125 Political science professor Gary Moncrief was featured in a Boise State Public Radio story about likely hot topics in the upcoming Legislative session. Moncrief predicted that lawmakers will look closely at healthcare and education. Click here to read “Education, Healthcare Likely Hot Topics During 2014 Idaho Legislature”.

Cited: “Gary Moncreief” (33) Update, Your source for campus news, 1/6/2014 | NPR – Boise State Public Radio, 1/6/14


National monument can be a success, by John Freemuth

John Freemuth, of Boise, is a professor of public policy, former chair of the Bureau of Land Management Science Advisory …

Cited: Idaho Mountain Express and Guide, 12/27/13

Justin Vaughn blogged observations for the Blue Review

Vaughn_Justin Justin Vaughn, assistant professor of political science, was in Las Vegas, Nev., recently for the Western Governors’ Association meeting. He blogged about his observations for the Blue Review. Read “Finding Common Policy Ground in the West” here.

Cited: “Justin Vaughn” (14) Update – Your source for campus news, 12/18/2013 | “Finding Common Policy Ground in the West” Blue Review, 12/18

John Freemuth wrote a column for the Idaho Statesman

Freemuth225x300 John Freemuth, professor of public policy and former chair of the Bureau of Land Management Science Advisory Board, wrote a column for the Idaho Statesman titled “Monument proclamation could be right call in Idaho.” The piece looks at the possible designation of the Boulder-White Clouds region of Central Idaho as a national monument. Freemuth posits several points that might bring about agreement that a monument proclamation is the way to proceed.

Cited: “John Freemuth” (51) Update, Your source for campus news 12/18/2013 | Idaho Statesman, 12/18/13

Freemuth: JFK’s death ‘first global news moment’ KBOI-TV

Freemuth: JFK’s death ‘first global news moment’ KBOI-TV
And Boise State Political Science Professor John Freemuth Says there’s never been anything quite like JFK’s assassination to hit America with such thunderclap …

Cited: “BSU’s Freemuth: JFK’s death ‘first global news moment’ KBOI-TV,” 11/22/13

Justin Vaughn Appeared on KOLR News in

Justin VaughnDr. Justin Vaughn, Department of Political Science, was interviewed by Missouri’s KOLR News program on November 18, 2013.  Dr. Vaughn was in Missouri to present at Missouri State University’s series which honored the legacy of John F. Kennedy.  Dr. Vaughn’s presentation discussed the universality of JFK’s ideas and policies.  View the news segment here.

Cited: KOLR, 11/18/2013