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The Resource Popular democracy in Japan : how gender and community are changing modern electoral politics, Sherry L. Martin

Popular democracy in Japan : how gender and community are changing modern electoral politics, Sherry L. Martin

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Popular democracy in Japan : how gender and community are changing modern electoral politics
Title
Popular democracy in Japan
Title remainder
how gender and community are changing modern electoral politics
Statement of responsibility
Sherry L. Martin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Popular Democracy in Japan examines a puzzle in Japanese politics: Why do Japanese women turn out to vote at rates higher than men? On the basis of in-depth fieldwork in various parts of the country, Sherry L. Martin argues that the exclusion of women from a full range of opportunities in public life provokes many of them to seek alternative outlets for self-expression. They have options that include a wide variety of study, hobby, and lifelong learning groups-a feature of Japanese civic life that the Ministry of Education encourages. Women who participate in these alternative spaces for learning tend, Martin finds, to examine the political conditions that have pushed them there. Her research suggests that study group participation increases women's confidence in using various types of political participation (including voting) to pressure political elites for a more inclusive form of democracy. Considerable overlap between the narratives that emerge from women's groups and a survey of national public opinion identifies these groups as crucial sites for crafting and circulating public discourses about politics. Martin shows how the interplay between public opinion and institutional change has given rise to bottom-up changes in electoral politics that culminated in the 2009 Democratic Party of Japan victory in the House of Representatives election
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Sherry L.
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Japan
  • Political participation
  • Political culture
  • Women
  • Community power
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Community power
  • Democracy
  • Political culture
  • Political participation
  • Politics and government
  • Women
  • Japan
Label
Popular democracy in Japan : how gender and community are changing modern electoral politics, Sherry L. Martin
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : why don't they stay home? -- The political distance between citizens and elites -- New styles of political leadership and community mobilization -- National attitudes and local action : changing the center from the periphery -- Politically excluded "commoners" : a gendered pathway to participation -- Gender and "communities of practice" : escaping the regulatory boundaries of formal education -- Conclusion : engendering knowledge and political action
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ocn865509057
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 191 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801460821
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801460821
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22573/ctt4r5q4
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865509057
Label
Popular democracy in Japan : how gender and community are changing modern electoral politics, Sherry L. Martin
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : why don't they stay home? -- The political distance between citizens and elites -- New styles of political leadership and community mobilization -- National attitudes and local action : changing the center from the periphery -- Politically excluded "commoners" : a gendered pathway to participation -- Gender and "communities of practice" : escaping the regulatory boundaries of formal education -- Conclusion : engendering knowledge and political action
Control code
ocn865509057
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 191 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801460821
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801460821
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4r5q4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865509057

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