A pair of political scientists at the University of Missouri–St. Louis provided their expertise this week on a trio of news stories.
Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a story about issues Missouri lawmakers will address during the remaining two weeks of the current legislative session. The story aired May 3 on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU. (Click above to hear the entire story).
Terry Jones, professor of political science at UMSL, was quoted May 2 in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article about criticism Robert G. Lowery, mayor of Florissant, Mo., has receiving. In the article, Jones was quoted specifically in regard to the fact that Florissant operates as a “strong mayor” form of government.
Jones pointed out that few Missouri cities had such a system, then broke down the form of government’s pros and cons. The full story can be read here: http://bit.ly/dcPyxm.
Jones also wrote an article analyzing the public’s opinion on the role race had in Barack Obama’s election to president. That article appeared May 3 in the St. Louis Beacon. Visit http://www.stlbeacon.org/content/view/102147/1/ to read Jones’ article.