Michael Neblo (OSU Political Science) will be the DSC’s Science Sundays speaker and will deliver a talk from 3-4pm at the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre, followed by a free, informal reception from 4-5 p.m. at the Ohio Staters Traditions Room in the Ohio Union. See below for more information
Title: Politics with the People
Abstract: Citizens and scholars alike worry about the health of representative democracy around the world today. They worry about resurgent nationalism across the globe as well as accusations of “democratic deficits” against technocrats. In the United States, approval of Congress remains near its all-time low, with populist challenges roiling both major parties. I will present some realistic reform proposals based on my own research into what ails democratic politics in the U.S. today.