Revitalization of a Rural Depopulated Community by Introducing Participatory Democracy System into Each Smallest Unit of Community

@article{Kawahara2003RevitalizationOA,
  title={Revitalization of a Rural Depopulated Community by Introducing Participatory Democracy System into Each Smallest Unit of Community},
  author={Toshikazu Kawahara and T. Sugiman},
  journal={The Japanese Journal of Experimental Social Psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={42},
  pages={101-119}
}
This study used a questionnaire survey to investigate an attempt to create a participatory democracy in a rural community characterized by its conservationism, exclusivity, and the strong influence of a few powerful residents. Among a total of the 89 smallest uaits in the community, all residents living within the 14 units in which the movement to achieve a new participatory democracy system took place responded to the questionnaire. Results showed that the 14 units were classified in terms of… Expand
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