Develops and tests a new model of politics - 'directly representative democracy' - connecting citizens and officials to improve representative government.
Introduction: directly representative democracy;
1. The spirit and form of popular government;
2. Building a new home style;
3. Half of democracy;
4. Rational ignorance and reasonable learning;
5. (The) deliberative persuasion;
6. Representative connections;
7. Scaling up and scaling out; Conclusion: Republican redux.
Michael A. Neblo is Associate Professor of Political Science and (by courtesy) Philosophy and Public Policy, and Director of the Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA) at Ohio State University. Kevin M. Esterling is Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. David M. J. Lazer is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science, and Co-Director of the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University, Boston.