Arjun Vishwanath

Arjun Vishwanath

2021-22 CAPS Study of the American Republic Fellow
Government, G-4
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"Values and Representation in American Politics"

My dissertation constitutes the first attempt to examine the representation of value orientations in American politics. I argue that these orientations such as liberty, privacy, populism, religious traditionalism, egalitarianism, patriotism have unique explanatory power in understanding representation. My goals are to show that these orientations are the lens through which voters approach politics and to describe the ways in which politicians represent these orientations. 

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