Party politics, elections and (mis-)trust in Japan

Ellis Krauss*, Kuniaki Nemoto, Robert J. Pekkanen, Aiji Tanaka


    研究成果: Article査読

    8 被引用数 (Scopus)


    Trust matters profoundly for many dimensions of political life. In this article we focus on political trust: how the trust or mistrust citizens have toward the political process, politicians and government affects politics. Prior research has shown that political trust influences such crucial dimensions of politics as the basic legitimacy of government, political participation, voting behavior, compliance with government, and reform orientation. In this article, we seek to answer three major questions. First, is political trust declining in Japan? Second, we are interested in exploring the determinants of trust and distrust in politics: why do people lose trust in politics? What kinds of voters lose political trust? Third, we explore the consequences: what happens when people lose trust in government and politics.

    ジャーナルJapan Forum
    出版ステータスAccepted/In press - 2016 10月 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • カルチュラル スタディーズ
    • 履歴
    • 社会学および政治科学


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