Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Charles Louis Ducommun Professor in Humanities and Sciences
Bruce E. Cain is a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West. He received a BA from Bowdoin College (1970), a B Phil. from Oxford University (1972) as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Ph D from Harvard University (1976). He taught at Caltech (1976-89) and UC Berkeley (1989-2012) before coming to Stanford. Cain was Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley from 1990-2007 and Executive Director of the UC Washington Center from 2005-2012. He was elected the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000 and has won awards for his research (Richard F. Fenno Prize, 1988), teaching (Caltech 1988 and UC Berkeley 2003) and public service (Zale Award for Outstanding Achievement in Policy Research and Public Service, 2000). Cain's areas of expertise include political regulation, applied democratic theory, representation and state politics. Some of Professor his most recent publications include “Malleable Constitutions: Reflections on State Constitutional Design,” coauthored with Roger Noll in University of Texas Law Review, volume 2, 2009; “More or Less: Searching for Regulatory Balance,” in Race, Reform and the Political Process, edited by Heather Gerken, Guy Charles and Michael Kang, CUP, 2011; and “Redistricting Commissions: A Better Political Buffer?” in The Yale Law Journal, volume 121, 2012. Cain is currently working on a book about political reform in the US.
Selected Publications by this Author
Bruce Cain is quoted on his opinion about Gov. Jerry Brown and his political battle on climate change
By Dawn Chmielewski,
Bruce Cain explains why Trump's first 100 days will be "miserable" for Democrats.
By John Wildermuth,
Woods-affiliated experts discussed the potential impacts of a Donald Trump presidency on national and international environmental policy.