Category: Graham Wilson

Court Pension Smackdown Toughens Job for U.S. Governors, Mayors

May 9th, 2015 in 2015, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Graham Wilson, Initiative on Cities, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Graham Wilson, College of Arts & Sciences

The Illinois Supreme Court’s rejection Friday of a measure meant to make the state’s pensions solvent is the most powerful reminder yet that it’s a brutal time to be the chief executive of a fiscally challenged city or state…

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“It’s a problem from hell. The only thing that works is to get everyone around the table and convince them that it’s better to make a deal now than down the road, when it’s even tougher.”

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Experts Media Alert – UK General Elections

April 6th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Erik Goldstein, Experts Media Alert, Graham Wilson, News Releases 0 comments

The United Kingdom will hold general elections in May. Although a recent poll shows an increase in Prime Minister David Cameron’s approval rating, it does not appear to be the case for the rest of his Conservative Party. Opposition Labour Leader Ed Miliband has also seen an uptick in his approval ratings, but again, his rise has not translated to the rest of his party, and a recent article in The Telegraph which asks “Can the Tories hold on to their early lead?”. Overall, the election is still up for grabs as Britons are uncertain as to how to cast their votes.

The following Boston University experts are available to comment on the upcoming election:

wilson-150x150Graham Wilson, chair of Boston University’s Political Science Department and director of BU’s Initiative on Cities, is an expert on British politics. He can be reached at 617-353-2540 or gkwilson@bu.edu.

goldstein2Erik Goldstein, a professor of international relations at BU’s Pardee School of Global Studies, is an expert in British politics, diplomacy, and the formulation of national diplomatic strategies. He can be reached at 617-353-9280 or goldstee@bu.edu.

For additional commentary by Boston University experts, follow us on Twitter at @BUexperts

Tom Menino’s Initiative On Cities

March 18th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Feature, Graham Wilson, Initiative on Cities, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WBUR 0 comments

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Graham Wilson, College of Arts & Sciences

Menino is setting up the Initiative on Cities with Graham Wilson, Chairman the political science department at B.U….

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Food Stamp Cut Backed by Republicans With Voters on Rolls

August 14th, 2013 in 2013, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Graham Wilson, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Graham Wilson, College of Arts & Sciences

As the U.S. economy recovers from the worst recession since the Great Depression, the explosive growth of food stamps remains a lingering legacy…

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“If there was no deficit, they would still want to cut this kind of program. They have a fervent ideological belief that government should be cut back.”

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Meaningful Change in Gun Control Policy Is Unlikely

December 21st, 2012 in 2012, Boston Magazine, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Graham Wilson, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Calls for tougher gun laws sounded nationwide in response to last week’s school shooting, reviving the gun control debate that had remained all but dormant since the federal ban on assault weapons was allowed to lapse in 2004…

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NRA responds after Newtown shootings

December 18th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Graham Wilson, Newsmakers 0 comments

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The National Rifle Association broke its silence Tuesday on the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting massacre in which a young man killed 27 people, 20 of them children slaughtered in their classrooms…

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Gun lobby outspends gun-control advocates

December 17th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Graham Wilson, Marketplace, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Graham Wilson, College of Arts & Sciences

Yesterday, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she plans to introduce a bill that would ban assault weapons. A similar ban expired, back in 2004…

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Massachusetts Residents Want To Split From the US, Form Own Government

November 14th, 2012 in 2012, BostInno, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Graham Wilson, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Graham Wilson, College of Arts & Sciences

Massachusetts is the latest state to join the roster of places around the country looking to secede from the United States and form its own government after President Barack Obama was reelected on November 6…

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Metropolitik: The endless campaign ends

November 8th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Graham Wilson, Metro, Newsmakers 0 comments

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By Graham Wilson, College of Arts & Sciences

Asking a political scientist to write about an election campaign before the results come in is like asking the theater critic to file a review of a play at intermission…

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Election coverage

November 6th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Graham Wilson, Newsmakers 0 comments

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