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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

Justin Vaughn spoke at Missouri State University (KSMU)

Vaughn_Justin Justin Vaughn, Department of Political Science, spoke earlier this week at Missouri State University as part of the university’s series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Vaughn, a presidential scholar, made the following comment prior to his talk: “You have people who are considered quite liberal, people who are considered quite conservative, all of them finding a piece of JFK they can use to justify their own ideological preferences and their own policy positions. Basically, what I’ll do tonight is posing the question: What is it about JFK that makes contemporary presidents want to reference him and why are they successfully able to do it?”  Read more here.

Cited: “Justin Vaughn” (13), Update, Your source for campus news, KSMU, 11/20/13

John Freemuth quoted in the Idaho Statesman about the recent Boise bond defeat

Freemuth 100x100 John Freemuth, professor of political science, was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story about the recent Boise bond defeat. Freemuth noted that West Boise and Bench voters may not have felt the measures would benefit them.

Cited: “John Freemuth” (50) Update: Your source for campus news, 11/08/2013  | Idaho Statesman, 11/8/13

Gary Moncrief was quoted in a Times-News opinion piece

GaryMoncrief150x175 Gary Moncrief, professor of political science, was quoted in a Times-News opinion piece about friction within the Idaho Republican party. Moncrief noted that the party is experiencing ideological factionism nationally and in many states. Read “Alexander: Battle for GOP’s Soul Comes to Idaho” here.

Cited: “Gary Moncrief” (32)Update: Your source for campus news, 10/29/2013 | Alexander: Battle for GOP’s Soul Comes to Idaho magicvalley.com powered by Times-News, 10/29/13