This study examines the effects of socio-demographic and political factors on district level turnout in the 2005 and 2009 Japanese general elections. Results show that marginality is a strong predictor of turnout, while the effects of age structure, joblessness, and primary sector employment vary across elections.
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Research Article| November 01 2010
Voter Turnout in Japan: An Aggregate-Level Analysis of the 2005 and 2009 General Elections
Willy Jou received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. His current research focuses on political attitudes in East Asian and Eastern European new democracies. Research for this article was conducted during the author’s stay at the COE-GLOPE II Center at Waseda University.
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Asian Survey (2010) 50 (6): 1032–1057.
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Willy Jou; Voter Turnout in Japan: An Aggregate-Level Analysis of the 2005 and 2009 General Elections. Asian Survey 1 November 2010; 50 (6): 1032–1057. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2010.50.6.1032
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