M. Shane is the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law at the Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law, where
he regularly teaches administrative law, constitutional law, law and the presidency, and courses at the intersection of law,
democracy, and new media. A frequent contributor to Huffington Post, he is also the author over fifty law review articles
and book chapters, as well as author, co-author or editor of eight books, including leading textbooks in administrative law
and separation of powers law. In 2008-09, Peter served as executive director to the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy, and was the lead author of its report, Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age (2009).
Recent books include Cybersecurity: Shared Risks, Shared Responsibilities (with Jeffrey Hunker, Carolina Academic Press, 2013), Connecting Democracy: Online Consultation and the Future of Democratic Discourse (with Stephen Coleman, MIT Press, 2012), and Madison's Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2009). Of the latter, former Congressman Mickey Edwards, the author of Reclaiming
Conservatism (Oxford University Press, 2008), has written: "For anybody who cares about our constitutional system of
protected liberties, this book is indispensable."
Peter's op-eds on public law issues have appeared in numerous
papers across the country including The New York Times and the Washington Post. His research and outreach projects on
public deliberation, media and democracy have been funded by the National Science Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett
Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and the Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs. He chairs the Board
of Editors for I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society and is the originator, with Liv Gjestvang, of the Information Stories Project.
Peter appears on twitter @petermshane. Additional biographical information appears on his Ohio State faculty page. A directory of his Huffington Post blog entries appears here. Many of his academic papers appear on SSRN or on Academia.Edu. His personal blog is Shane Reactions. He regularly supplements his Separation of Powers law text with materials available here.
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The Information Stories Project
Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy
I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society
International Working Group on Online Consultation and Public Policy Making
The Virtual Agora Project (2001-2005)
Building Democracy Through Online Citizen Consultation (2005-2008)