Steven J. Balla

Steven J. Balla is Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is the author (along with William T. Gormley, Jr.) of Bureaucracy and Democracy: Accountability and Performance, and has served as a Fulbright Scholar at the Peking University School of Government in Beijing.

Citizen Feedback in Chinese Policymaking

Officials increasingly consult with an engaged public when setting policy.

Public Consultation and Legalized Detention in China

Open comment period helps steer China away from legalizing “residential surveillance.”

Online Regulatory Consultation in China

The Communist Party uses e-rulemaking to maintain its popularity.