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Representation and Responsiveness Across Parties and Candidates

    PROF, ASOC - Debra Leiter

    Contact Detail
    Debra Leiter


    Representation of citizens is a critical component of a legislator's responsibilities. But not all legislators and parties respond equally. This study investigates the degree to which party, district characteristics, and legislator type affect legislator responsiveness to citizen questions.


    Ability to enter data; interest in learning data managment. German language skills a plus (not required).

    Project Timeline
    3-12 months (depending on interest).

    Research and data entry. Possibly some translation for those interested.

    Project-related Tags
    citizen politics  democratic quality  representation  

    Last Updated
    Jun 26, 2017

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