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Demography and Democracy: How Population Aging Alters Democracy – The Case of Japan


This research project sets out to analyze the actual political implications of population aging and to examine potential responses to this demographic shift from within the political system. The project takes up the case of Japan, the democracy with the oldest electorate in the world. By applying a multi-perspective approach that covers the institutional and the individual level of political dynamics enfolding in Japan’s greying democracy, the project will generate knowledge on how population aging alters political participation/representation and policymaking, and consequently, the fundamental workings of democracy itself.