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By Pieter Vanhuysse,Achim Goerres

Most complicated democracies are at present experiencing sped up inhabitants ageing, which essentially alterations not only their demographic composition; it may 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 targeting comparative political technological know-how. This theoretically unified textual content examines altering electoral coverage calls for as a result of demographic growing 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 old, this monograph examines either side of the controversy. It examines the activities of the nation opposed to the pursuits of a transforming into aged vote casting bloc to protect economic viability, and appears at highly-topical responses reminiscent of pension cuts and extending 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 could be of curiosity to scholars and students of ecu politics, and to these learning electoral and social coverage reform.


Official book date 1st January 2012.

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