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Reapportionment and Redistribution: Consequences of Electoral Reform in Japan

Horiuchi, Yusaku; Saito, Jun


Does reapportionment in a legislature affect policy outcomes? We examine this question from a comparative perspective by focusing on reapportionment associated with the electoral reform in Japan. First, we show that the reform of 1994 resulted in an unprecedented degree of equalization in legislative representation. Second, using municipal-level data, we present evidence that municipalities in overrepresented districts received significantly more subsidies per capita, as compared to those in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1111/1540-5907.00047


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