Broadening the Basis of Social Capital in Japan

Takashi Inoguchi

in Democracies in Flux

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780195150896
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199834938 | DOI:
 Broadening the Basis of Social Capital in Japan

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This chapter examines the development of social capital in Japan over the past 50 years. It argues that Japan’s social capital steadily increased under democracy. Social capital, accumulated in particularistic face-to-face and group settings, has become broader and more individualistic.

Keywords: Japan; social capital; democracy

Chapter.  11928 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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