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Disaster and political trust: The Japan Tsunami and Earthquake of 2011.

Uslaner, Eric and yamamura, Eiji (2016): Disaster and political trust: The Japan Tsunami and Earthquake of 2011.

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Abstract

We show how disasters influence subjective political trust by testing the effect of the 2011 Great East Japan. For this test, we used the individual level data of 7 Asian covering the period before and after the disaster. The key findings are: the disaster lead to sharp drops in trust of the national government, trust in the Prime Minister, trust in political parties, and trust in the parliament. However, we do not find a loss of support in local governments.

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