The Politics of Constituent Responsiveness: Race, Representation, and Issue Areas

Awarded Scholars:
Mia Costa, Dartmouth College
Tatishe Nteta, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Project Date:
Jul 2022
Award Amount:

The extent and quality of African Americans’ representation in local, state, and federal government remains understudied. Political scientists Mia Costa and Tatishe Nteta will conduct a study to determine which policy issues have been racialized as Black. They will then analyze correspondence with state legislators to determine whether this racialization impacts legislators’ responsiveness to these issues. 


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