Steven J. Balla
- Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs
- Monroe Hall 475
- [email protected]
Areas of Expertise
American politics, Chinese politics, regulation, government consultation and public participation in the policymaking process
Steven J. Balla is Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs, and a Senior Scholar at the George Washington Regulatory Studies Center. He researches government consultation and public participation in policymaking in the United States and China. He has served as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States, drawing on his research on public commenting in the U.S. rulemaking process to make recommendations for how to improve stakeholder engagement in regulatory policymaking. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar in China on two occasions, at Peking University in Beijing and Nankai University in Tianjin. He is currently working on a project on mass comment campaigns in American rulemaking and a project on government consultation and public participation in Chinese policymaking.
PhD, Political Science, Duke University
MA, Political Science, Duke University
BA, Government and Economics, Franklin and Marshall College
Bureaucracy and Democracy: Accountability and Performance (Sage/CQ Press) (with William T. Gormley, Jr., Georgetown)
"Is Consultation the 'New Normal?': Online Policymaking and Governance Reform in China" (Journal of Chinese Political Science)
The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration (Oxford University Press) (with Martin Lodge and Edward C. Page, London School of Economics)
"Where’s the Spam?: Interest Groups and Mass Comment Campaigns in Agency Rulemaking." With Alexander R. Beck, William C. Cubbison, and Aryamala Prasad. Policy & Internet.
Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm, and by appointment.
PSC 2101 Scope and Methods in Political Science
PSC 3193W Politics of Regulation
PSC 8229 Politics and Public Policy
PSC 8217 Executive Branch Politics