Neblo Promoted to Professor
Michael Neblo, Professor of Political Science and (by courtesy) Philosophy and Public Policy, was promoted to Professor in the Department of Political Science by Board of Trustee action on May 31, 2019.
Neblo, who is also the Director of the Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA) at Ohio State, specializes in deliberative democracy and political psychology.
His new book, Politics with the People: Building a Directly Representative Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2018), develops and tests a new model of politics connecting citizens and elected officials to improve representative government. He recently testified before Congress on reform ideas that grew out of that project. His first book, Deliberative Democracy between Theory and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2015), cuts across the deadlock between supporters of deliberative theory and their empirical critics by focusing on the core goals of the larger deliberative political system. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in a wide range of academic journals, including Science, The American Political Science Review, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, The Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Analysis, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, Political Communication, Acta Politica, The Journal of Medicine & Law, Social Science & Medicine, among others.
He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (MMSS) from Northwestern University.