Department of Political Science
Mail Stop: 1935
Office Hours: Spring 2013
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- POLS 101 American National Government
- POLS 321 Introduction to Comparative Politics
- POLS 325 Latin American Politics
- POLS 333 Comparative Governments and Politics
- POLS 497 Special Topics: Comparative Public Policy
Download Dr. Wampler’s Curriculum Vitae.
Professor Wampler is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science. His main area of research focuses on participatory institutions at the subnational level in Brazil and Latin America. Dr. Wampler has multiple scholarly and policy publications on this topic, including a book published by Penn State Press. A secondary area of research involves the behaviors and attitudes of Mexican migrants to Idaho. Wampler teaches courses within the International Relations subfield, including Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics, the Politics of Developing Nations, Latin American Politics Through Film, and American National Government. Dr. Wampler is the advisor to our local chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, a national honorary association for political science students.
In Participatory Budgeting in Brazil: Contestation, Cooperation, and Accountability, Dr. Wampler draws evidence from eight municipalities in Brazil to show the varying degrees of success and failure Participatory Budgeting (PB) has experienced. He identifies why some PB programs have done better than others in achieving the twin goals of ensuring governmental accountability and empowering citizenship rights for the poor residents of these cities in the quest for greater social justice and a well-functioning democracy.
Adopting Participatory Democracy (PDF file)
Following in the Footsteps of Policy Entrepreneurs (PDF file)
More of Dr. Wampler’s publications can be viewed on ScholarWorks.
Dr. Wampler was featured in an interview for a Brazilian newscast.
Prévias republicanas desta terça-feira serão decisivas nos EUA. (Note: Interview is in Portuguese.)