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Biography
Prof. Paul Brace

Department of Political Science

Rice University, USA

Professor


Email: pbrace@rice.edu


Qualifications

1982 Ph.D., Michigan State University, USA

1979 M.A., Michigan State University, USA

1976 B.S., University of Oregon, USA


Publications (Selected)

  1. “State Public Opinion, the Death Penalty and the Practice of Electing Judges.” With Brent Boyea. (2008), American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 52, No. 2, April 2008.
  2. “The Business of State Supreme Courts, Revisited.” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. With Herbert M. Kritzer, Melinda Gann Hall and Brent Boyea. Vol. 4, Issue 2, July 2007: 427-439.
  3. “State Governments, Health Uninsurance, and the Choice of Policy Tools.” With Charles Barrilleaux. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, (2007).
  4. “Reply to ‘The Measurement and Stability of State Citizen Ideology” With Kevin Arceneaux, Martin Johnson and Stacy Ulbig. State Politics and Policy Quarterly, (2007).
  5. “Rejoinder” to Berry, Ringquist, Fording and Hanson. Political Research Quarterly. September 2006.
  6. “The Other Face of Judicial Power.” With Laura Langer. Policy Studies Journal (2005), Vol. 33, 3: 317-340.
  7. “Environmental Regulation and Dynamic Representation in the American States,” with Kevin Arcenaux and Martin Johnson, Social Science Quarterly, (2005) Vol. 86, No. 1, March: 87-108.
  8. “Measuring Public Opinion Change in the States: An Extension.” With Kevin Arceneaux, Martin Johnson and Stacy Ulbig, Political Research Quarterly, (2004).
  9. “New Perspectives for the Comparative Study of the Judiciary: The State Supreme Court Project.” With Kellie Sims Butler. Justice Systems Journal. Vol. 22/3. (2002): 243-262.
  10. “Haves” Versus “Have-Nots” in State Supreme Courts: Allocating Docket Space and Wins in Power Asymmetric Cases. With Melinda Gann Hall. Law and Society Review. Vol. 35, No. 2: (2002): 393-418.
  11. “Mapping Economic Development Policy Change in the American States." Review of Policy Research 19 (3) (September 2002): 161–178.
  12. “Measuring Public Opinion in the American States.” With Kellie Sims Butler, Kevin Arcenaux and Martin Johnson. American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 46, No. 1 (January 2002): 173-189.
  13. “The Florida Supreme Court in the 2000 Presidential Election: Ambiguity, Ideology and Signaling in a Judicial Hierarchy.” With Laura Langer. PS: Political Science and Politics. Vol. 34, No. 3. (September 2001): 645-647.
  14. “Placing Courts in State Politics.” With Melinda Gann Hall and Laura Langer. State Politics and Policy Quarterly Vol. No.1. (Spring 2001): 81-108.
  15. “Measuring the Preferences of State Supreme Court Justices.” With Laura Langer and Melinda Gann Hall. Journal of Politics, Vol. 62, No. 2 (May 2000): 387-413.
  16. "Comparing Courts Using the American States." With Melinda Gann Hall. Judicature. Vol. 83, No. 5 (March-April 2000): 250-266.
  17. "Judicial Choice and the Politics of Abortion: Institutions, Context, and the Autonomy of Courts." With Melinda Gann Hall and Laura Langer. Albany Law Review Vol. 62. No. 4. (1999): 1265-1303.
  18. "The Interplay of Preferences, Structures, Rules and Case Characteristics in the Politics of Judicial Choice." With Melinda Gann Hall. Journal of Politics Vol. 59, No. 4. (November 1997): 1206-1231.
  19. "Justices’ Response to Case Facts: An Interactive Model." With Melinda Gann Hall. American Politics Quarterly. (April 1996).
  20. "Interpreting the 1994 State Legislative Elections." With Laura Langer. Spectrum: The Journal of State Government. (June 1995).
  21. "The State of State Politics Research." With Aubrey Jewett. Political Research Quarterly. Vol. 48, No. 3. (September 1995): 643-681.
  22. "Studying Courts Comparatively: The View from the American States." With Melinda Gann Hall. Political Research Quarterly. Vol. 48, No. 1. (March 1995): 5-29.
  23. "The Vicissitudes of Death by Decree: Forces Influencing Capital Punishment Decision making in State Supreme Courts." With Melinda Gann Hall. Social Science Quarterly. Vol. 75, No. 1. (March 1994): 136-151.
  24. "Integrated Models of Judicial Dissent." With Melinda Gann Hall. Journal of Politics. Vol. 55, No. 4. (November 1993: 914-935.
  25. "George Bush and the Costs of High Popularity: A General Model with a Current Application." With Barbara Hinckley. PS: Political Science and Politics. Vol. 26, No. 3 (September 1993): 501-506.