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Eadington Fellow Colloquium — 2017

“The Determinants of Gaming Policy Diffusion & Expansion” 

This lecture is an analysis of gaming policy diffusion and gaming rights expansion in both commercial and tribal arenas.  Regarding commercial gaming, this paper builds upon policy diffusion literature to examine how gaming policy adoption has evolved over time.

Kim Manh is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Houston, where he earned his Master’s degree in 2017.  He completed his undergraduate work at Texas A&M University, where he was a President’s Endowed Scholar.  His research interests include public policy, policy diffusion, inequality, and immigration.  Most recently, he presented his work, “How the House Always Wins: The Impact of Democratic Mechanisms on State Casino Gambling Expansion” at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting.  Manh’s current project is his dissertation, “The Determinants of Gaming Policy Diffusion & Expansion.”

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