gambling and the american moral lanscape
The following paper abstracts were written six months before the October 2007 conference; the final papers delivered at the conference and published in the book to follow may reflect changes made after these abstracts were written.
Panel 1: The New Politics and Policy of Gambling
- "Ends and Means in State Lotteries: The Importance of a Good Cause"
Charles T. Clotfelter and Philip J. Cook (Duke University)
- "The Politics of Sovereignty and the Federal Role in Gambling"
Michael Nelson (Rhodes College)
- "The Morality of Indian Gaming: Negotiating a Different Terrain"
Kathryn R.L. Rand and Steven A. Light (University of North Dakota)
Panel 2: Individual Behavior, Social Impact
- "Behavioral Measures of Risk-Taking"
Rachel Croson, Matthew Fox and James Sundali (University of Pennsylvania)
- "Gambling with the Family?"
John P. Hoffmann (Brigham Young University)
- "A Neuropsychiatric Perspective on Gambling and Morality"
Marc Potenza (Yale University)
Panel 3: Theology, Gambling and Risk
- "The Memory of Sin"
William Galston (Brookings Institution)
- "Grace and Gambling"
Kathryn Tanner (University of Chicago)
- "The Puzzling History of the Criminal Law of Gambling"
David A. Skeel, Jr. (University of Pennsylvania) and William Stuntz (Harvard University)
Panel 4: Gambling in American Culture
- "The Tale of Two 'Sins': Regulation of Gambling and Tobacco"
Richard McGowan, S.J. (Boston College)
- "Beyond Pathology: The Cultural Meanings of Gambling"
T. J. Jackson Lears (Rutgers University)
- "The Culture War Issue that Never Was: Why the Right and Left Have
Alan Wolfe (Boston College)