論文

査読有り 国際誌
2020年5月

Do boundary consolidations alter the relationship between politicians and voters? The case of municipal mergers in Japan

LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES
  • Kyohei Yamada
  • ,
  • Kiichiro Arai

forthcoming
開始ページ
1
終了ページ
27
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1080/03003930.2020.1761335
出版者・発行元
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD

This paper examines whether boundary changes lead to changes in the relationship between voters and politicians. We focus on the wave of municipal mergers in Japan that took place in the 2000s in order to examine this question. Municipalities with small population size, once they merge with their larger neighbours, would have a small number of voters relative to the size of the electorate in the post-merger municipalities. Therefore, municipal politicians in the post-merger municipalities do not have strong electoral incentives to receive support from geographic areas corresponding with pre-merger municipalities of small population size. Using a survey of voters in 89 locations corresponding with pre-merger municipalities, we demonstrate that voters who live in small municipalities that experienced mergers interact with politicians less frequently and have less favourable impressions of politicians than before the mergers. These patterns are not observed in municipalities that did not experience mergers.


リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/03003930.2020.1761335
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000536341800001&DestApp=WOS_CPL
URL
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03003930.2020.1761335
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.1080/03003930.2020.1761335
  • ISSN : 0300-3930
  • eISSN : 1743-9388
  • Web of Science ID : WOS:000536341800001

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