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Oct 14

New Book: Gambling, Space, and Time

Gambling, Space, and Time: Shifting Boundaries and Cultures is a new book from the University of Nevada Press. It includes a chapter on Swedish horse betting, written by me. About the book “The eight essays in Gambling, Space, and Time use a global and interdisciplinary approach to examine two significant areas of gambling studies that have not …

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Sep 27

Perspectives on gambling and problem gambling

“Perspektiv på spelande och spelproblem” (Perspectives on gambling and problem gambling) is the title of a recent publication (in Swedish) from the Swedish National Institute of Public Health (SNIPH). It is an easy to read booklet that shows the breadth of today’s gambling research and presents a number of different perspectives on gambling. The publication …

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Sep 18

Why people gamble

“Why people gamble” (or something similar) is the title of one of my most appreciated lectures. It is in demand by gambling companies, treatment agencies and at a variety of academic meetings and conferences. Last Thursday I delivered the lecture to a group of gambling regulators from the Nordic countries, at a seminar organized by …

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Sep 03

Presenting to Finnish journalists

On September 1, I held a presentation about gambling and problem gambling to Finnish journalists interested in addiction issues. The journalists had gathered here in Gothenburg for the 27th Northern Media Seminar on Addictions, organized by the A-Clinic foundation in Helsinki. In all, eleven academics and practitioners lectured at the international part of the seminar about various …

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Aug 25

Moving to the School of Global Studies

For more than a decade, I have had CEFOS – Center for Public Sector Research – as a base for my research. However, there is nowadays not a big need at the University of Gothenburg for a special unit dedicated to public sector research. CEFOS has thus been closed down. I will continue my research …

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