Lori A. Brainard

Title:
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration / Director, Master's of Public Administration Program
Faculty:
Associate
Office:
601J
Address: Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st St. NW
Washington, DC, 20052
Phone: 202-994-1091
Fax: 202-994-6792
Email:
brainard@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Communications policy
Regulation
Policy formulation
Interest groups and nonprofit organizations

Background

Professor Lori A. Brainard's teaching and research interests include regulation, interest groups and nonprofit organizations, and public policy, especially communications policy. She has published articles on Internet-based organizations/ advocacy and on communications policy in an array of national and international public administration journals. She is the author of the book Television: The Limits of Deregulation (2003).

Education

PhD, Politics, Brandeis University
BA, Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Publications

Refereed Book:

Television: The Limits of Deregulation. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004.

 

Refereed Journal Articles:

“Electronic Commons, Community Policing and Communication: On-Line Police-Citizen Discussion Groups in Washington, DC.” (Co-authored with Teresa Derrick-Mils). Administrative Theory and Praxis. September 2011.

“Virtual Government-Citizen Relations: Informational, Transactional, or Collaborative?” (co-authored with John G. McNutt), Administration & Society 42 (7), pp. 836-858, 2010.

“Sovereignty Under Siege, Or a Circuitous Path for Strengthening the State?: Digital Diasporas and Human Rights,” with Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, International Journal of Public Administration. Vol. 29, no. 8, pp. 595-618, 2006.

“Towards Nonprofit Organization Reform in the Voluntary Spirit: Lessons from the Internet,” with Patricia D. Siplon, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 435-457, September 2004.

“Lost in Cyberspace: Shedding Light on the Dark Matter of Grassroots Organizations,” with Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Vol. 33, special symposium issue on Community and Grassroots Associations and Organizations, pp. 32s-53s, September 2004.

“Citizen Organizing in Cyberspace: Illustrations from Health Care and Implications for Public Administrators.” American Review of Public Administration Vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 384-406, December 2003.

“Cyberspace Challenges to Mainstream Nonprofit Health Organizations,” with Patricia D. Siplon, Administration & Society Vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 141-175, May 2002 (lead article).

“The Internet and NGO-Government Relations: Injecting Chaos into Order,” with Patricia D. Siplon, Public Administration and Development, Vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 63-72, February 2002.

“Presidential Leadership, Interest Groups, and Domestic Policymaking Summitry: Balancing the Values of Efficiency and Representation.” Public Integrity, Vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 91-104, Spring 2000 (lead article).

Other Refereed Publications:
“Cyber-Communities,” in International Encyclopedia of Civil Society (Helmut K. Anheir and Stephan Toepler, editors). 2009. New York: Springer Publications, 2009.

“The Limits of Deregulation,” in Regulation and Antitrust, (Barry P. Keating, editor). Blackwell Publishers. Forthcoming.

Published Scholarly Research Reports:
“Pilot Project for the Democracy Workshop,” with Robert Stoker, Eric Lawrence, Wilhelmine Miller and John Dryzek. The George Washington University Institute of Public Policy.  http://www.gwu.edu/~gwipp/Democracy%20Workshop%20Pilot%20Report.pdf (January 2009).

“Globalization, The Internet, and the Voluntary Sector: The Emergence of Cyber-Grassroots Organizations,” with Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, The George Washington University, Center for the Study of Globalization Occasional Paper Series, # CSGOP-03-25 (November 2003).

“Digital Diasporas and Human Rights: Strengthening National Governments,” with Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, The George Washington University Center for the Study of Globalization Occasional Papers Series, # CSGOP-03-22 (October 2003).

Text Book Materials:
Instructor's Resource Manual, a book length ancillary accompanying The Challenge of Democracy, sixth edition, by Kenneth Janda, et al., (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999).

Test Item Bank, accompanying The Challenge of Democracy, sixth edition, by Kenneth Janda, et al., (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999).

Instructor's Resource Manual, a book length ancillary accompanying The Challenge of Democracy, fifth edition, by Kenneth Janda, et al., Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997).

Other Publications:
“Television Policy: Economic vs. Content Regulation and Deregulation.” Invited essay in the American Bar Association’s Focus on Law Studies Vol. XX, no. 1, pp. 1-9 (Fall 2004, published March 2005) (lead article in special issue on “Television, the FCC and Regulation”).

“Digital Diasporas, Networks, and International Policy Processes,” with Jennifer Brinkerhoff, PA Times, (2002) Vol. 25, no. 11, p. 3 (lead article in special section on “Governance: Impact on Networks and Network Structures”).

Book Review, of The Politics of Telecommunications, (by Mark Thatcher, New York: Oxford University Press, 2000). In Information Technology and Politics, Spring 2001.

The Limits of Deregulation: The Politics of Television Policy, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brandeis University, 1998.

Distinctions

Trachtenberg School funding for Democracy Project Deliberation Guides, fall 2009.

Summer Research Assistance for research by a doctoral student during summer 2008-- $3,200.00.

“Digital Diasporas, Identity and International Policy Processes,” (Co-principal investigator with Jennifer Brinkerhoff). Awarded fall 2002 by The George Washington University Center for the Study of Globalization. $38,169.

Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize, (with colleagues) 2002. A national award for outstanding research on nonprofit organizations and the voluntary sector. Awarded by Independent Sector.

Advanced Graduate Student Travel Award, 1997. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, for paper presentation at the 1997 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, August 28-31.

Finalist, 1997. Congressional Fellowship Program, American Political Science Association, Washington, DC.

Goldsmith Research Award, 1996. Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. For “The Limits of Deregulation: Politics and the American Television Industry.” $1,000.00

Congressional Research Grant, 1996. Dirksen Congressional Center, Pekin, IL, for “The Limits of Deregulation: Politics and the American Television Industry.” $1,300.00

Doctoral Studies funded (tuition and stipend) by Gordon Public Policy Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

University of Massachusetts, Boston: Summa Cum Laude, Graduated with honors in Political Science, Graduate of University Honors Program; Received Dean’s Award for Senior Honors, 1990.

Classes Taught

PPPA 6009  MPA Capstone Seminar
PPPA 6072  Legislative Management and Congress
PPPA 8100  Doctoral Seminar in Social and Political Institutions