The PoliSci Newsletter
Brian Wampler will represent the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency at the London Summit of the Open Government Partnership. The Open Government Partnership is an initiative of eight countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Brazil and the Philippines. The purpose is to encourage greater participation and transparency in budget and fiscal policy-making in order to improve accountability and promote good governance. Wampler will present on how participatory and transparency mechanisms can be incorporated in state reform.
Cited: “Brian Wampler” (9) Update: Your source for campus news, 10/29/2013 | opengovpartnership.org – London Summit 2013, 10/29/13
John Freemuth, professor of political science, was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story about the recent federal shutdown as it related to the closure of public lands. Freemuth noted that Westerners equate the right to access public lands with freedom.
CITED: “John Freemuth” (48) Update: Your source for campus news, 10/21/2013 | Idaho Statesman, 10/21
John Freemuth quoted in the Christian Science Monitor about some national parks reopening despite the government shutdown
John Freemuth, professor of political science, was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor story about some national parks reopening despite the government shutdown. Read “National parks open despite government shutdown. Why the change of heart?” here.
“John Freemuth (47), Update, Your source for campus news, 10/14/2014 | National parks open despite government shutdown. Why the change of heart? Christian Science Monitor, 10/14/13
A blogpost written by Idaho Statesman columnist Rocky Barker featured political scientist John Freemuth’s upcoming talk on “Science, Democracy and Boise’s Environmental Future.” The talk at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Foothills Learning Center is part of the Sesqui-Speaks series celebrating Boise’s 150th anniversary. Barker noted Freemuth’s ability to “hold himself above the fray.”
Cited: Update”Science, Democracy and Boise’s Environmental Future”
Brian Wampler, chair of the Department of Political Science, was in Manila, Philippines, recently to participate in the Global Public Innovations Conference. Wampler is part of a global network working on political reform and institution-building.
Read about Global Public Innovations Conference in Update – Your source for campus news, 10/9/13
Scott Yenor, Department of Political Science, discussed the current government shutdown with IdahoReporter.com. Yenor notes that while there have been 17 government shutdowns since the Carter administration, they have progressed from very narrow policy issues to broader topics. Read “We Need a Functional Government in Our Society” here.
Read about Yenor’s thoughts on the government shutdown in Update – Your source for campus news |
Read Yenor’s thoughts on why we need a functional government in IdahoReporter.com, 10/9/13
John Freemuth quoted in the Christian Science Monitor about the government shutdown and the subsequent closure of national parks
John Freemuth, professor of Political Science, was quoted in a story in the Christian Science Monitor about the government shutdown and the subsequent closure of national parks.
Read Dr. Freemuth’s thoughts on the Government Shutdown in Update, Your source for campus news |
Read Dr. Freemuth’s thoughts in The Christian Science Monitor, 10/4/13
Political science professor John Freemuth will speak on Thursday, Oct. 17, as part of the Boise 150 Sesqui-Speaks series. He will address “Science, Democracy and Boise’s Environmental Future” at 5:30 p.m. at the Foothills Learning Center at 3188 Sunset Peak Road in Boise. The event is free and open to the public.
Freemuth’s research and teaching emphasis is on environmental, natural resource, and public land policy and administration. He is the author of an award-winning book, as well as numerous articles on various aspects of environmental policy. He also co-edited a book now under revision from University of Colorado Press, titled “Environmental Politics and Policy in the West,” with Zachary Smith.
He has authored 10 Andrus Center white papers on public land policy, which were based on Center conferences, and was chair of the former science advisory board for the Bureau of Land Management. He also has taught high school and served as a seasonal park ranger. He has a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College, and a Ph.D from Colorado State University. He was named the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching/CAES Professor of the Year for Idaho for 2001.
Sesqui-Speaks is part of the Boise 150 program led by the Boise City Department of Arts & History. Learn more at www.boise150.org/projects/city/sesqui-speaks.
Cited: Read about Dr. Freemuth’s Boise 150 talk in Update Your source for campus news, 10/2
The Political Science Department would like to congratulate all of the 2013-14 scholarship recipients on their hard work and achievement.
Frank Church Public Service Scholarship
Dr. John Keiser Public Affairs Scholarship
Dr. Willard Overgaard Political Science Scholarship
Political Science Scholarship
Political Science/ English Scholarship
Gregory & Christine Raymond Political Science Scholarship
Stephanie Witt Political Science Scholarship
Dr. Justin Vaughn of the Department of Political Science was recently interviewed by KSRO-Sonoma County about the political implications of the government shutdown, including how the stand-off might shape the political fortunes of Senator Ted Cruz and the Republican Party.