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Dr. Lori Riverstone-Newell

Associate Professor
Politics and Government
Office
Schroeder Hall - SCH 426
Office Hours
Mondays 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. & Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Biography

Dr. Riverstone-Newell graduated with a Masters of Public Administration and a Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She lives in Bloomington, IL., with her husband and daughter.

Current Courses

495.002Graduate Research In Applied Community Development

299.002Independent Honor Study

287.005Independent Study

431.001Seminar In Public Administration

221.001U.S. State And Local Government

222.001Urban Politics And Problems

236.001Environmental Politics And Policy

231.001Public Administration

221.001U.S. State And Local Government

Teaching Interests & Areas

Subnational politics, particularly Urban Politics and Intergovernmental Relations. Also, Public Administration and Environmental Politics.

Research Interests & Areas

Primary focus is on the interaction of governments in the U.S. intergovernmental system, specifically, the tools and strategies used by state and local governments to accomplish their goals and defend their interests in America's highly competitive political system.

Ph D Political Science

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

Master of Public Administration

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

BA English

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

Book, Authored

Renegade Cities, Public Policy, and the Dilemmas of Federalism. 2013. Lynne Rienner/FirstForum Publishers.

Journal Article

Hicks, W., Weissert, C., Swanson, J., Bulman-Pozen, J., Kogan, V., Riverstone-Newell, L., . . . Lewis, D. (2017). Riverstone-Newell, Lori (2017) "State Preemption as Scalpel and Sword" in Home Rule Be Damned: Exploring Policy Conflicts between the Statehouse and City Hall. PS: Political Science & Politics, 1-12. doi:10.1017/S1049096517001421
Lori Riverstone-Newell; The Rise of State Preemption Laws in Response to Local Policy Innovation, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Volume 47, Issue 3, 1 July 2017, Pages 403–425, https://doi.org/10.1093/publius/pjx037

The Diffusion of Local Bill of Rights Resolutions to the States, State and Local Government Review, Vol. 45, Issue 1, pp. 14-24.

Bottom-Up Activism: A Local Political Strategy for Higher Policy Change. Publius: The Journal of Federalism. Vol. 42, Issue 3.

Scholars, Teachers, Practitioners, and Students: Learning by Fishing, Story-telling, and Appreciative Inquiry. With Robert Cunningham and Steve Roberts. Journal of Public Affairs Education. Vol. 11, Issue 1.

Presentations

Preemption Research Webinar. Preemption Research Webinar. Local Solutions Support Center and ThinkForward Strategies. (2021)
The (State) Politics of COVID. MPSA - 78th Annual Meeting. MPSA. (2021)
https://www.uvu.edu/ccs/events/posts/state-constituitions.html
The Political Economy of Housing Preemption. Research to Action: The Impacts of State Preemption on Housing and Equity. Local Solutions Support Center and ChangeLab Solutions. (2019)
The Politics of Preemption: State and Local Responses. Research Convening on the Impacts of Preemption on Economics and Equity. Local Solutions Support Center and ChangeLab Solutions. (2019)
Shutting Down Local Control: Conservative States and the Recent Rise in Blanket and Super Preemption Laws. Urban Affairs Association Annual Meeting. (2018)
State Preemption and City Power. Fordham Urban Law Journal's Reimagining Localism Symposium. Fordham Law School. (2018)
Middle-class Ontological Security and the Territorialization of the City. Midwest Political Science Association. (2016)
Assessing Local Activism as it Relates to Fiscal Scarcity. Urban Affairs Association. (2014)
Examining the Impact of Local Government Activism on State Policy Adoption. Midwest Political Science Association Meeting. (2013)