Download e-book for iPad: Ageing Populations in Post-Industrial Democracies: by Pieter Vanhuysse,Achim Goerres

By Pieter Vanhuysse,Achim Goerres

Most complex democracies are presently experiencing speeded up inhabitants growing old, which essentially adjustments not only their demographic composition; it may well even be anticipated to have far-reaching political and coverage consequences.

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

As the 1st sustained political technology research of inhabitants growing older, this monograph examines each side of the talk. It examines the activities of the nation opposed to the pursuits of a becoming aged vote casting bloc to defend economic viability, and appears at highly-topical responses reminiscent of pension cuts and lengthening retirement age. It additionally examines the increase of ‘grey parties’, and asks what, if something, makes such pensioner events persist over the years, within the first ever research of the emergence of pensioner events in Europe.

Ageing Populations in Post-Industrial Democracies may 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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