Patrick A. Pierce

Saint Mary's College
Political Science

Department of Political Science
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN
USA
46556
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I am currently investigating questions related to the diffusion of policy innovations across various policy areas. I am also continuing a research agenda on the politics of legalized gambling. I am developing a comparative policy dataset including legalized gambling, several morality policies, and mental health policy (insurance regulations).

Citation:
Pierce, Patrick A. and Richard A. Brisbin, Jr. 2008. "Counting the Chips: The Policy Consequences of Legalized Gambling in West Virginia." West Virginia Public Affairs Reporter 25 (3):2-15.
Citation:
Brisbin, Richard A. Jr. and Patrick A. Pierce. 2008. "Casting the Dice: The Development of Legalized Gambling in West Virginia." West Virginia Public Affairs Reporter 25: 2-19.
Citation:
Pierce, Patrick A., and Donald E. Miller. 2007. "Gambling Politics and the Diffusion of Morality Policy Innovations." In Garry Smith, et al., eds. Research and Measurement Issues in Gambling Studies. Elsevier.
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Pierce, Patrick A. and Donald E. Miller. 1999. "Variations in the Diffusion of State Lottery Adoptions: How Revenue Dedication Changes Morality Politics." Policy Studies Journal 27: 696-706.
Citation:
Pierce, Patrick A., and Donald E. Miller. 2004. Gambling Politics: State Government and the Business of Betting. Lynne Rienner.
Citation:
Miller, Donald E., and Patrick A. Pierce. 1997. "Lotteries for Education: Windfall or Hoax?" State and Local Government Review 29: 34-42.

Substantive Focus:
Social Policy PRIMARY
Comparative Public Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory SECONDARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY

Keywords

MORALITY POLICY GAMBLING POLITICS STATE POLICY STATE POLITICS ABORTION POLICY