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May 07, 2009

[SSJ: 5557] question re: Taisho Democracy and Social Capital

From: Daniel Aldrich
Date: 2009/5/1

Dear Colleagues,

I wonder if anyone has worked with empirical data from the 1920s and 1930s which has sought to measure social capital in Japan, especially within Tokyo. I have located information on voter turn out (as universal male suffrage came into being during this time) along with the number of demonstrations held per year, and would love to hear thoughts about the appropriateness of these measures as proxy for mobilization and community ties.

Daniel

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Approved by ssjmod at May 7, 2009 04:36 PM