Idaho Issues Online is dedicated to the belief that history and social science can inform government and clarify complex disputes. Edited by the Center for Idaho History and Politics at Boise State University. Hosted and sponsored by the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs.
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Kathleen Craven, editor
Todd Shallat, Ph.D.,
Ernest A. Hoidal
Michael Blankenship, Ph.D.
Idaho Issues Online publishes original and adapted essays about vital topics of public concern. Each semester, we publish an issue around an Idaho theme chosen in advance. Guest editors from the Boise State University faculty work with the staff editors to solicit features from established experts. Peer experts anonymously evaluate features for accuracy and scholarly merit.
Idaho Issues Online invites nontechnical writing for a broad readership. We welcome original features as well as adapted excerpts from publications that seldom reach Idaho voters and policymakers.
About the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs
The SSPA college spearheads Boise State University’s commitment to history and public affairs. Established in 1984, the college houses ten academic departments and policy-oriented affiliates such as the Center for Idaho History and Politics, Social Science Research Center, Environmental Science and Public Policy Research Institute, the Office of Conflict Management, Environmental Finance Center, the Center for the Study of Aging (with the College of Health Sciences) and the Center for Urban and Regional Planning.
About the Center for Idaho History and Politics
The Center applies the methods and insights of history to political and ecological problems facing the region and state. Promoting community-based scholarship for a non-academic audience, the Center sponsors the Boise City Office of the City Historian, the First Thursday Fettuccine Forum, urban studies workshops, historical exhibitions, Idaho Yesterdays the Boise State University Masters of Applied Historical Research, and Idaho Issues Online.
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