CEACG researchers Michael Egerer, Virve Marionneau, and Janne Nikkinen are the editors of the new book “Gambling Policies in European Welfare States. Current Challenges and Future Prospects” published by Palgrave MacMillan. This volume discusses the contradictions in promoting gambling for good causes, which were rarely addressed before in this depth and quality.
The book is a collection of case studies of European gambling regulations from the perspective of various disciplines. It shows the diversity of policy approaches and pinpoints their advantages and downsides, as well as showing their embeddedness in the jurisdictions’ general welfare policies as well as in the countries’ historical developments.
The official book launch for Finland (and in Finnish) takes place in Säätytalo (Snellmaninkatu 9-11, Helsinki), October 9th, 2018 (13.00-16.00 o’clock) in cooperation with the Finnish Society for Alcohol and Drug Research. Continue reading “Fresh from the press – Gambling Policies in European Welfare States”
Finding the right amount and sort of support for people in enhancing their wellbeing and good health is at the heart of the current restructuring of the social and health field. During this seminar we will tie ongoing research by the CEACG to topical societal questions in a procession of snapshot presentations. Themes include gambling policy, alcohol marketing and the societal use of brain-based knowledge on addiction. The seminar ends at 4 pm with a toast to new projects and colleagues.
Time: 25th May 2018, 13.00–16.00 (reception 16-17)
Place: Room 210, 2nd floor, Snellmaninkatu 12, the Swedish School of Social Science
Click here for Registration (before 21 May 2018)
Continue reading “Registration open: “Studying society through lifestyle regulation””
A new article published in Addiction Research and Theory reviews the gambling literature published by Nordic researchers. The study, which is conducted by Johanna Nordmyr and Anna K. Forsman at Åbo Akademy University, shows that most publications stem from Finland, followed by Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland. The University of Helsinki and the National Institute for Health and Welfare are the main gambling research producers in Finland. Continue reading “New analysis on gambling research in the Nordics”
As of the beginning of this year the CEACG became a research unit at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The research unit has names in both official languages in Finland. In Finnish: Riippuvuuksien, yhteiskunnallisen sääntelyn ja hallinnan tutkimuskeskus (CEACG), and in Swedish: Center för forskning i beroenden, kontroll och styrning (CEACG) The shortening is pronounced [SE-AGG].
Continue reading “The brain will occupy the new research unit in 2018”
The Swedish ‘Alkohol & Narkotika’ magazine published on Monday an article about our Online Marketing of Alcohol (OMA) project. The journal has interviewed CEACG-researcher Mikaela Lindeman.
Continue reading “’Share & Win!’ – Online Marketing of Alcohol”
Last week the University of Helsinki sent out a press release regarding new CEACG-research on how the welfare state ethos has developed in Finnish Government Programmes from the 1950s up until present days. The study made great headlines throughout the week and the university’s press release was shared 1500 times within a day.
Continue reading “Welfare state study in the news”
Two weeks have passed since CEACG researcher Yaira Obstbaum-Federley defended her dissertation. We interviewed her to see how she reflects on the work and the defence in the back mirror. Continue reading “Dissertation reflections”
CEACG is arranging two university courses in Spring 2017. Both courses are suitable for all students, including doctoral students. Continue reading “Gambling sociology and the sociological promise”