Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Russian Vice Policy Schedule

The working title of the Russian vice policy paper is "Vice Policy in Russia: Alcohol, Tobacco, Gambling"; my goal is to have a first draft complete (and posted here) by September 15, 2016. The deadline for the second draft is October 9, 2016, and the third and final (?) draft is slated for October 30, 2016. As for reading commitments, maybe a book each on alcohol, tobacco, and gambling? I'll start with alcohol -- perhaps Alcohol: A History, by Rod Phillips?

OK, here we go...

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Parthenon Marbles Update [Itself Updated, August 8, 2016]

Although I did not post any drafts, the Parthenon Marbles paper was completed and presented in a timely fashion. My next goal is to revise it and to post the revision to ssrn.com; perhaps I will think about sending it to a journal, too. But let me "commit" to a posting date of February 29, 2016 -- that one seems memorable.

Update, August 8, 2016: OK, the February 29 deadline proved to be not all that committing, even if it is memorable. But the ssrn version has been posted, and is available here. Next up will be a few (five?) drafts of a paper on Russian vice policy...

Second Vice Paper, Regulating Vice, Revisited

Nearly two years ago I posted a draft of the second vice paper, "Regulating Vice". The final version was published some months ago, in Erich Goode, ed, The Handbook of Deviance, Wiley Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2015. A final pre-editing version is now available at ssrn.com.