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Why are there large disparities in the quality of life people lead? What are the factors that account for the ...

The post The Politics of Human Well-Being appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Nisha Bellinger
Posted: February 19, 2018, 7:01 am

As the 2018 legislative session in Idaho proceeds, at least one thing is clear: tax reform is on the agenda ...

The post Grocery or Income? appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Jeffrey Lyons
Posted: February 12, 2018, 7:01 am

Librarians are rolling up their sleeves, taking off their glasses, and pulling no punches in their efforts to ensure that ...

The post Champions of Democracy appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Elizabeth Ramsey
Posted: February 8, 2018, 7:01 am

For those who are homeless, “the basic level of needs are shelter, water and a sense of belonging.…We can’t expect someone to address addiction without having a shelter.” Assistant IPI Director Vanessa Fry spoke these words as she addressed members …

The post IPI Lends Assistance to Missoula City Council appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: cathescott
Posted: February 7, 2018, 7:03 pm

The stunning results from the 2016 U.S. presidential election, which were contrary to nearly every expert prognostication, also produced considerable ...

The post Was Anyone Right? appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Ross Burkhart
Posted: February 5, 2018, 7:05 am

Among the many significant challenges governments face in the 21st century is the human capital crisis, where there is a ...

The post Stuck in the Middle appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Chris Birdsall
Posted: January 29, 2018, 8:05 am

Elizabeth Fredericksen recently co-authored an article with Public Policy and Administration doctoral student John Riggins for the California Journal of Politics and Policy titled “Idaho: Carefully and Cautiously Progressing”. The article focused on what went into Idaho’s FY18 budget and …

The post Fredericksen and Riggins Co-Author Article on Idaho’s FY18 Budget appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: January 23, 2018, 8:43 pm

John Freemuth was recently quoted in stories by The Nevada Independent and Oregon Public Broadcasting, and in a podcast by Here & Now about the Cliven Bundy mistrial. Freemuth is quoted saying that Bundy’s solution, getting Congress to transfer federal lands to …

The post John Freemuth Comments on Bundy Mistrial appeared first on Political Science.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: January 23, 2018, 8:32 pm

Nisha Bellinger, Political Science, recently authored a new book titled “Governing Human Well-Being: Domestic and International Determinants”. The book uses cases from Brazil, Japan, China and Iraq to demonstrate the role of domestic and international political factors in human well-being. …

The post Nisha Bellinger Authors New Book appeared first on Political Science.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: January 23, 2018, 8:10 pm

The past year has presented a steady flow of norm shifting and rule breaking actions from the now year-old presidency ...

The post The Twitter Effect appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Meredith Conroy
Posted: January 22, 2018, 2:32 pm

Much of what Americans consume in the U.S. is produced by farm workers of Latina/o descent. The berries, nuts, meat, ...

The post Food Provisioning Strategies among Agricultural Workers in Southwestern Idaho appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Lisa Meierotto
Posted: January 15, 2018, 7:01 am

Congratulations to Vanessa Fry, Assistant Director of the Idaho Policy Institute, for her recognition as the featured AmeriCorps alumni in the 2017 Serve Idaho Annual Report.  Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on volunteerism, exists to inspire service to build a …

The post Congratulations to Vanessa! appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: cathescott
Posted: January 11, 2018, 7:51 pm

Justin Vaughn was recently quoted in a Guardian article titled “Obama’s post-presidential life: what does his second act have in store?” “Something that might be kind of interesting to watch is if Barack Obama’s post-presidential ambitions change as he sees …

The post Vaughn Quoted by the Guardian appeared first on Political Science.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: January 9, 2018, 10:06 pm

John Freemuth was interviewed by Boise State Public Radio for a story titled “What The Nevada Bundy Mistrial Means For Public Lands” about the federal government case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. Freemuth is quated saying that the trial “sets …

The post John Freemuth Interviewed by Boise Public Radio appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: January 9, 2018, 9:30 pm

Political Science professor Justin Vaughn recently completed a multi-city tour of Germany organized by universities in Berlin, Bonn and Frankfurt. While at University of Bonn, Vaughn delivered a lecture titled “Presidential Greatness: How Americans Think about It and How Political …

The post Vaughn Tours Germany appeared first on Political Science.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: January 9, 2018, 9:18 pm

Universities are likely the greatest arts patrons in the United States, with an estimated investment of more than 5 billion dollars. ...

The post How Universities Train Artists as Makers, Creators, and Doers appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Amanda Ashley
Posted: January 8, 2018, 7:03 am

Political Science Graduate Elena Villanueva will begin her first term on the Wilder city council beginning in January, 2018. Villanueva graduated with her degree in Political Science in 2016. You can read more about her election in the Idaho Press …

The post Boise State Graduate in Action appeared first on Political Science.

Author: valeriehayes
Posted: January 2, 2018, 4:11 pm

Eight students completed their Capstone course this semester, participating in three Idaho municipal research projects – two for McCall and one for Bellevue.  Each of the projects addressed a question currently under review in city government.  What is the impact …

The post Congratulations to the Fall 2017 Master’s of Public Administration Capstone Class! appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: cathescott
Posted: December 15, 2017, 9:03 pm

Civility initially strikes me as an old-fashioned word. A relic of a time when strong notions of propriety meant more ...

The post Civility in the Space Between Us and Them appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Matt Recla
Posted: December 14, 2017, 7:01 am

Jaclyn Kettler was extensively quoted in an Idaho Public Radio report on the proliferation of Idaho political Twitter parody accounts. In the article, “Here’s What #idpol Twitter Parodies Tweet,” Kettler suggests the snarky and often critical accounts could be providing some levity …

The post Dr. Kettler Quoted by Idaho Public Radio appeared first on Political Science.

Author: danielhopkins
Posted: December 11, 2017, 6:12 pm

In the late eighteenth century, Russian statesman Grigory Potemkin built facades of extravagant looking buildings to place in villages. He ...

The post Russia’s 2018 Presidential Election appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Chase Johnson
Posted: December 11, 2017, 7:01 am

Jaclyn Kettler’s article titled “How Democrats can build on their 2017 victories to win in 2018” was recently published by USAPP, the LSE Centre’s daily blog on American Politics and Policy. In it she reflects on Democrats’ recent gubernatorial victories in …

The post Kettler’s New Article Published by USAPP appeared first on Political Science.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: November 28, 2017, 9:40 pm

Sun Valley Economic Development held its annual Summit last Wednesday, November 2 in Sun Valley, ID.  This year’s summit, National Trends – Local Responses, focused on critical factors the Sun Valley region needs to consider for future economic viability.  Idaho …

The post Sun Valley Economic Development appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: cathescott
Posted: November 10, 2017, 5:00 pm

Pay for Success (PFS), a financing mechanism used to support evidenced-based social and environmental interventions, has recently been explored by the City of Boise. In 2016 Idaho Policy Institute’s (IPI) Assistant Director Vanessa Fry tested the feasibility of utilizing PFS …

The post Boise and IPI Discuss Pay For Success appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: cathescott
Posted: November 8, 2017, 6:48 pm

Eva Rodriguez, a first generation Latina student at Boise State University, has been selected to serve on the prestigious Student Advisory Council (SAC) for the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Rodriguez will travel to Washington, D.C. in early November …

The post News: Boise State Political Science Senior Selected to Serve on National Council appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: November 7, 2017, 3:49 pm

Brian Wampler was the lead author on three blog posts published by the Open Government Partnership. The posts were co-authored by Stephanie McNulty of Franklin and Marshall and Mike Touchton of the University of Miami. The Open Government Partnership is …

The post Brian Wampler In Action appeared first on Political Science.

Author: danielhopkins
Posted: November 6, 2017, 5:18 pm

Justin Vaughn wrote an opinion article for the Idaho Statesman titled, “Is the Treasure Valley growing too fast? Half your neighbors think so.” In it Vaughn states that nearly 55 percent of Treasure Valley residents say the area is growing too …

The post Justin Vaughn Writes Article on Valley Growth appeared first on Political Science.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: November 2, 2017, 8:45 pm

IPI Director Greg Hill was invited to participate in a panel titled “Engaging the Public Through Public Policy Centers” at the Coalitian of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) conference in Denver. The focus of the panel was building and employing …

The post Engaging the Public Through Public Policy Centers appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: cathescott
Posted: October 30, 2017, 3:49 pm

Boise State University’s Idaho Policy Institute, within the School of Public Service, teamed up with the City of Boise, Ada County and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago for Voices of Youth Count, a first-of-its-kind national effort aimed at …

The post Data Released on Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Ada County appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: October 23, 2017, 6:45 pm

Idaho Policy Institute (IPI) Assistant Director, Vanessa Fry, presented the results of IPI’s evaluation of a free pre-kindergarten program at a press event at the Whitney Community Center. The program provides free, high quality, preschool education to 3-5 year olds …

The post IPI Assistant Director Shares Results of Pre-K Research appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: October 17, 2017, 9:29 pm

Idaho Policy Institute (IPI) Assistant Director, Vanessa Fry, presented the results of IPI’s evaluation of a free pre-kindergarten program at a press event at the Whitney Community Center. The program provides free, high quality, preschool education to 3-5 year olds …

The post Pre-K Research Shows Achievement in Benchmark Scores appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: vanessafry
Posted: October 17, 2017, 7:56 pm

Idaho Policy Institute Assistant Director, Vanessa Fry, participated in a panel discussion at the West Central Mountains Economic Summit in McCall, Idaho.  The panel, focused on housing solutions, discussed strategies for addressing the housing-related challenges facing Valley County, Adams County …

The post West Central Mountains Housing Solutions appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: cathescott
Posted: October 4, 2017, 3:35 pm

Justin Vaughn was interviewed for a Reuters article titled “Pastors stand firm as Trump’s U.S. evangelical base weakens” about President Trump and his dwindling support among evangelicals. Vaughn’s quote was also was used in a New York Post article titled, …

The post Justin Vaughn Quoted in Reuters and New York Post Articles appeared first on Political Science.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: October 3, 2017, 9:41 pm

Interior Secretary Zinke invokes Teddy Roosevelt as model, but his public land policies don’t John Freemuth is the Executive Director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University. He receives funding from USGS and BLM. Original source: …

The post Dr. John Freemuth is quoted in the Conversation appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 27, 2017, 5:52 pm

Are we seeing an end to Idaho’s ‘forest wars’? “For decades, Idaho seemed caught up in what Boise State University environmental policy professor John Freemuth coined the “forest wars.”.” Original source: Lewiston Morning Tribune, 9/27/17

The post Dr. John Freemuth was quoted in the Lewiston Morning Tribune appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 27, 2017, 5:39 pm

Idaho set a goal to have 60 percent of 25- to 34-year-old Idahoans hold a college degree or certificate by … The post Lessons Learned appeared first on The Blue Review. Original Source: The Blue Review, 9/25/17

The post The Blue Review post, “Lessons Learned”, by Chris Birdsall appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 26, 2017, 2:48 pm

New Path Community Housing broke ground on Sept. 20 as Idaho’s first “Housing First” development. This project will provide housing and wrap around services for 40 people experiencing chronic homelessness and reduces the barriers of entry to housing. In 2016 …

The post IPI Research Serves as Catalyst for “Housing First” appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: cathescott
Posted: September 25, 2017, 3:19 pm

Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land … you don’t compromise environmental values,” said John Freemuth, a Boise State University environmental policy professor and public lands expert. “The article discusses agreements for logging and restoration projects on …

The post John Freemuth was quoted in an titled “Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land.” appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 22, 2017, 5:46 pm

Dr. Jennifer Stevens, a Boise State professor of the practice in Urban Studies and Community Development and History, will receive a 2017 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and History. She will be honored for “Excellence in History.” Stevens …

The post Urban Studies Professor of the Practice Honored for Excellence in History appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: September 18, 2017, 9:02 pm

Suzanne McCorkle and Melanie Reese have published the second edition of their book, “Personal Conflict Management” (2018, Routledge). The book details the common causes of conflict, showcases the theories that explain why conflict happens, presents strategies for managing conflict, and …

The post Suzanne McCorkle and Melanie Reese, published 2nd edition of “Personal Conflict Management” appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 18, 2017, 3:14 pm

John Freemuth was quoted in a High Country News story titled “Trump administration erodes environmental protections.” Read the full article in the High Country News. Original source: Boise State UPDATE 9/13/17; High County News 9/11/17

The post John Freemuth Quoted by High Country News appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 13, 2017, 6:00 pm

“Boise State University President Bob Kustra will moderate a forum presented by the Idaho Environmental Forum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational association, from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 in the Sapphire Room at The Riverside Hotel. The forum, titled “The …

The post President Kustra to Moderate Politics of Protected Areas Forum appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 13, 2017, 5:53 pm

The Idaho Medical Group Management Association (Idaho MGMA) is a professional association of approximately 200 medical practice administrators and managers from a variety of medical practices and facilities throughout Idaho. As an affiliate of the national Medical Group Management Association …

The post MPA Alumni and IMGMA Executive Director, Steven Sumter, Announces 2017 MGMA Conference appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: August 28, 2017, 7:41 pm

The School of Public Service is saddened to learn of the passing of Governor Cecil D. Andrus, who passed away Thursday evening. Governor Andrus, called “Idaho’s Greatest Governor” in a recent biography, made innumerable contributions to the State of Idaho …

The post School of Public Service Saddened by Passing of Governor Cecil D. Andrus appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: August 25, 2017, 3:07 pm

Connecting the Dots: A response to Scott Yenor’s opinion piece in the Daily Signal by a concerned Boise State University colleague There is something here. This is not random. There is a reason that I was contacted by both colleagues …

The post Connecting the Dots appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: August 14, 2017, 9:51 pm

Greg Hill, director of Boise State University’s Idaho Policy Institute and associate professor of Public Policy and Administration, presented at the 2017 Association of Idaho Cities Annual Conference.  Dr. Hill shared current research being conducted at IPI and also spoke …

The post IPI Director Greg Hill Presents at Association of Idaho Cities Annual Conference appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:52 pm

The School of Public Service has added an additional advisor to better serve its growing student population. Brittany Sundell joins the School after nearly three years as a Resident Hall Director for Boise State Housing and Residence Life. “Brittany’s rich …

The post Brittany Sundell Joins School of Public Service appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: May 23, 2017, 7:58 pm

Food Insecurity on the Boise State Campus Over forty percent of Boise State students have experienced some form of food insecurity. Food insecurity, the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, is a …

The post Are Students Hungry? appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: May 5, 2017, 9:48 pm

Long-time state representative, School of Public Service adjunct faculty, receives award for her many contributions to Idaho Political Leadership [BOISE] – Wendy Jaquet, long-time Idaho state representative and current School of Public Service adjunct faculty member and PhD candidate, has …

The post Wendy Jaquet Honored at Sun Valley Film Festival appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: April 18, 2017, 2:50 pm

We are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) in our Washington D.C. location. Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers. Please note the cutoff point …

The post Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: March 1, 2017, 3:49 pm