Citizen Participation and Congressional Responsiveness: New Evidence that Participation Matters Feb 01, 2013 By Paul S. MartinMichele P. Claibourn Citizen Participation and Congressional Responsiveness: New Evidence that Participation Matters Citizen Participation and Congressional Responsiveness: New Evidence that Participation Matters Legislative Studies Quarterly Paul S. Martin Paul Martin is a political scientist who studies how and when political elites respond to the preferences of ordinary people. His research also examines how and when citizens become involved in the policy process. Read full bio Michele P. Claibourn Related Content Paul S. Martin Creating Constituencies: Presidential Campaigns, the Scope of Conflict, and Selective Mobilization Research Batten's Paul Martin Receives All-University Teaching Award News Martin, who came to UVA as a visiting professor in 2004 in the Department of Politics, then joined the Miller Center of Public Affairs, and became a member of the start-up team when the Batten School was created in 2008, has been lauded for his unrelenting commitment to cultivating his students to be thoughtful citizen-leaders. University Faculty Learn How to Live More Connected Lives by Confronting Difficult Past News This past June, Batten professors Lucy Bassett and Andrew Pennock participated in the University’s Teaching Race at UVA seminar. Launched in the summer of 2018, the seminar which is an initiative of the Office of the Provost grew out of a desire to deepen faculty’s understanding of the University’s and greater Charlottesville’s complicated history with race.