Entries by Jeffrey Ian Ross

Sins of omission? Why do researchers neglect to review or cite relevant scholarship, but reviewers and editors accept this material for publication?

Most academics, editors, and reviewers constantly make decisions about what types of scholarship to review, what to cite, and what is necessary for researchers to make their case. Failure to review or cite appropriate scholarship or literature should be expected if the publishing venue does not engage in peer review. Why? In general, peer review […]

Forget gun control. It’s time to repeal the 2nd amendment

I can hear and see them now. Chanting and standing with their pitchforks and lanterns. “No way,” they yell. “The 2nd Amendment, just like 1 through 27 are sacred and unchangeable.” Let’s face it. Most gun users are sane. They believe in gun safety, gun control, etc. The scholarship bears this out. But the simple […]

Making sense of graffiti and street art in local, state, and national parks

Graffiti and street art can be found in most big cities and urban environments, and on almost any type of surface. One of the less acknowledged and academically studied places where graffiti and street art exist are the numerous local, state, and national parks. These range from comparatively small areas that local governments set aside […]

Reconsidering Hirschman’s EXIT, VOICE, AND LOYALTY in the context of the great resignation

The 1960s were a tumultuous time in American political history. One of the legacies of this period was the publication of Albert O Hirschman’s classic and influential book, Exit, Voice and Loyalty: Responses to Declines in Firms, Organizations, and States. (1970). Although Hirschman’s book is instructive, it was primarily aimed at American political institutions that […]