By Pieter Vanhuysse,Achim Goerres

ISBN-10: 041560382X

ISBN-13: 9780415603829

Most complex democracies are at present experiencing speeded up inhabitants ageing, which essentially adjustments not only their demographic composition; it will possibly even be anticipated to have far-reaching political and coverage consequences.

This quantity brings jointly knowledgeable set of students from Europe and North the United States to enquire generational politics and public rules inside of an method explicitly concentrating on comparative political technological know-how. This theoretically unified textual content examines altering electoral coverage calls for because of demographic getting older, and contours research of united states, united kingdom, Japan, Germany, Italy and all significant european countries.

As the 1st sustained political technology research of inhabitants getting older, this monograph examines either side of the controversy. It examines the activities of the nation opposed to the pursuits of a turning out to be aged balloting bloc to protect monetary viability, and appears at highly-topical responses similar to pension cuts and lengthening retirement age. It additionally examines the increase of ‘grey parties’, and asks what, if whatever, makes such pensioner events persist through the years, within the first ever research of the emergence of pensioner events in Europe.

Ageing Populations in Post-Industrial Democracies could be of curiosity to scholars and students of eu politics, and to these learning electoral and social coverage reform.


Official booklet date 1st January 2012.

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