Reforming Congress – Michael Neblo, The Ohio State University

November 16, 2021  

  • Video
  • 0:13– Background
  • 4:59– Broad area of research
  • 8:53– What were the questions you had regarding the research of communication between constituents and members?
  • 13:24– What would be the best information stream from constituents to members?
  • 19:12– How would you design a better information flow to the member?
  • 23:00– Structuring deliberative town halls
  • 27:25– How do the constituents judge the performance of a member?
  • 35:16– How should internal debate and dialogue occur in Congress itself?
  • 41:20– Are there any cognitive biases you found that could improve the dialogue?
  • 44:34– Different types of conversations for different decisions
  • 48:46– Concept of information and misinformation
    [Lightning Round]
  • 56:23– What do you think congressional representation should mean?
  • 1:04:23– How would your ideal Congress allocate its time?
  • 1:10:31– What fundamental institutional improvement should Congress make in the next 50 years?
  • 1:14:07– What book or article most shaped your thinking with respect to congressional reform?
  • 1:16:54– Research plans for the long term