Creating Constituencies: Presidential Campaigns, the Scope of Conflict, and Selective Mobilization Mar 01, 2012 By Paul S. MartinMichele P. Claibourn Creating Constituencies: Presidential Campaigns, the Scope of Conflict, and Selective Mobilization Creating Constituencies: Presidential Campaigns, the Scope of Conflict, and Selective Mobilization Political Behavior 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 Citizen Participation and Congressional Responsiveness: New Evidence that Participation Matters Research 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. Batten Professor and Student Play a Pivotal Role in UVA's Successful New Tour for First Gen Students News University of Virginia President Jim Ryan has said one of his missions is that UVA “opens wide the door to opportunity for first-generation, low and middle-income students.” A group of students embraced that spirit even before Ryan joined the University last year and this past semester, opened their arms to local first-generation students with a day of programing tailor-made for them by current first-gen students at UVA.