Aidan Connaughton

Aidan Connaughton

CAPS Fellow, 2022-23
Ph.D. Candidate in Government
CAPS Research Assistant
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My main research interests are in civic engagement and non-voting political behavior, such as attending city planning meetings, organizing ballot initiatives, volunteering for local boards, etc. I plan to study how the long-term decline in civic engagement and social trust has affected outcomes for state and local policymaking and how and why states and municipalities have taken action to revitalize civic engagement.