Eric Lindquist

Boise State University
School of Public Service

1910 University Dr
Boise, ID
83725-1936 |  Visit Personal Website

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Dr. Lindquist's research interests are in public policy and decision processes, agenda setting, problem/solution definition studies, and the impact of focusing events on public policy. In addition to serving as principal investigator, co-principal investigator or research scientist on Institute research projects, Lindquist provides conceptual and theoretical leadership for interdisciplinary research teams. His most recent projects are in the area of climate change, the use of climate science in intergovernmental decision making, the public understanding of science in regard to global climate change, and on nanotechnology.

Miller, S. R., Lindquist, E., Vos, J., Wuerzer, T., Mowery, M., Grad, A., and Stephens B. 2016. “Planning for Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface.” The Advocate (Idaho). 59 (6/7):42-47. Available at SSRN:
Sargeant, S. and E. Lindquist. 2016. “Reflection on recent recommendations on the use of science in disaster risk reduction using case studies from Bangladesh and the Western United State.” In Wessel, G.R. and Greenberg, J.K., eds. Geoscience for the Public Good and Global Development: Toward a Sustainable Future, Geological Society of America Special Paper 520. Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America.
Talley, J., Schneider, J., Lindquist, E. (in press). A simplified approach to stakeholder engagement in natural resource management the Five-Feature Framework. Ecology and Society, forthcoming.
Taylor, T.R.B., D.N. Ford, S.A. Yvon-Lewis, and E. Lindquist. 2011. Science, Engineering, and Technology in the Policy Process for Mitigating Natural-Societal Risk. System Dynamics Review 27 (2):173-194.
Lindquist, Eric. 2011. “An American Perspective on Sustainable Development: What is It, Where is It, and What are the Prospects for the Future?” In Sustainable Development – An Integrative Paradigm? A Transatlantic View on Politics, Economy and Society, eds. Michael Meimeth and John Robertson. Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos.
Liu, X. E. Lindquist, and A. Vedlitz. 2011. Explaining Media and Congressional Attention to Climate Change, 1969-2005: an Empirical Test of Agenda Setting Theory. Political Research Quarterly 64(2):405-419.
West, W.F., E. Lindquist, and K. Mosher-Howe. 2009. "NOAA's Resurrection of Program Budgeting." Public Administration Review 69 (3): 435-447.
Liu, X., E. Lindquist, A. Vedlitz, and K. Vincent. 2010. "Agenda Setting and Alternative Selection in Local Policy Processes." Policy Studies Journal 38 (1): 69-91.
Lindquist, E., K. Mosher-Howe, and Liu Xinsheng. 2010. "Nanotechnology- What is it Good for? (Absolutely Everything): A Problem Definition Approach." Review of Policy Research 27 (3): 255-271.

Substantive Focus:
Environmental Policy SECONDARY
Science and Technology Policy PRIMARY
Comparative Public Policy
Urban Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory SECONDARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY