SNF Agora Faculty Seminars: Michael Neblo

Part of our SNF Agora Faculty Seminars, AY21–22


  • Michael A. Neblo
  • Political science, Ohio State University

Michael Neblo Head ShotMichael A. Neblo is a professor of political science and (by courtesy) philosophy, communication, and public policy, and director of the Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA) at Ohio State University.

Neblo’s research focuses on deliberative democracy and political psychology. His most recent book, Politics with the People: Building a Directly Representative Democracy (with Kevin Esterling and David Lazer; Cambridge University Press, 2018), develops and tests a new model of politics connecting citizens and elected officials to improve representative government. He was invited to testify before Congress about these findings. 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 American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Analysis, Public Opinion Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, Political Communication, Social Science & Medicine, among others.