Robert M. Stein

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Robert M. Stein is an American political scientist and Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of political science at Rice University.[1] He is an expert in urban politics and public policy.[2]

He co-authored Perpetuating the Pork Barrel: Policy Subsystems and American Democracy (1995, Cambridge University Press) and authored Urban Alternatives: Public and Private Markets in the Provision of Local Services (1990, Pittsburgh Press).


Stein was born in New York city, NY. After graduation from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1972, he pursued graduate study at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and obtained M.A. and Ph.D. degree in 1974 and 1977, respectively.

Before joining Rice University, Stein taught at University of Georgia for a short time. At Rice University, he has served as Department Chair of Political Science and Dean of School of Social Sciences, among other appointments.[3] He has been Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science since 1996.

Stein has also been editorial board members of American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Social Science Quarterly, State and Local Government Review and Urban Affairs Review.[4]



Selected publications[edit]




  1. ^ The Journal of Politics
  2. ^ Faculty Profile: Robert M. Stein, Rice University.
  3. ^ Robert Stein
  4. ^ Robert Stein Commission on Federal Election Reform

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