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Personal profile

Brian J. Gaines is a professor at the University of Illinois, with appointments in the Department of Political Science and at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. He received a BA with honors from the University of British Columbia and AM and PhD degrees from Stanford University, where he was also the playing president of the ice hockey club. Most of his research deals with elections, electoral rules, and public opinion. With Wendy Cho and Jake Bowers, he co-edited the Political Methodologist from 2010-2013. From 2011 to 2015, he was the editor of American Politics Research. Between 2005 and 2007, he completed marathons on all seven continents.

Education

BA (honours): UBC, 1988
AM: Stanford, 1989
PhD: Stanford, 1995

Office Address

304A DKH

Office Phone

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Research Output 1991 2019

A bouncy house? UK select committee newsworthiness, 2005–18

Gaines, B. J., Goodwin, M., Bates, S. H. & Sin, G., Jul 3 2019, In : Journal of Legislative Studies. 25, 3, p. 409-433 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

newspaper
coverage
reform
trend

Conclusion: prospects for analysing committees in comparative perspective

Gaines, B. J., Goodwin, M., Bates, S. H. & Sin, G., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Legislative Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social structure

The Myth of the Bipartisan National Popular Vote Plan

Evans, J. & Gaines, B. J., Jul 1 2019, In : Forum (Germany). 17, 2, p. 345-373 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

myth
voter
presidential election
constitution

The study of legislative committees*

Gaines, B. J., Goodwin, M., Bates, S. H. & Sin, G., Jul 3 2019, In : Journal of Legislative Studies. 25, 3, p. 331-339 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

Flat is fair: American public opinion on taxes and the myth of egalitarianism

Gaines, B. J., Jun 1 2017, In : Independent Review. 22, 1, p. 93-104 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article