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By Pieter Vanhuysse,Achim Goerres

Most complex democracies are at the moment experiencing speeded up inhabitants getting older, which essentially adjustments not only their demographic composition; it could 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 United States to enquire generational politics and public guidelines inside an technique 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 lines research of united states, united kingdom, Japan, Germany, Italy and all significant ecu countries.

As the 1st sustained political technology research of inhabitants ageing, this monograph examines each side of the controversy. It examines the activities of the country opposed to the pursuits of a turning out to be aged balloting bloc to shield monetary viability, and appears at highly-topical responses similar to 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 should be of curiosity to scholars and students of eu politics, and to these learning electoral and social coverage reform.


Official book date 1st January 2012.

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