Ageing Populations in Post-Industrial Democracies: by Pieter Vanhuysse,Achim Goerres

By Pieter Vanhuysse,Achim Goerres

Most complicated democracies are presently experiencing sped up inhabitants growing old, which essentially alterations not only their demographic composition; it might 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 regulations inside of an strategy explicitly targeting comparative political technological know-how. This theoretically unified textual content examines altering electoral coverage calls for as a result of demographic getting old, 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 each side of the controversy. It examines the activities of the country opposed to the pursuits of a starting to be aged vote casting bloc to shield monetary viability, and appears at highly-topical responses akin to pension cuts and extending retirement age. It additionally examines the increase of ‘grey parties’, and asks what, if whatever, 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 ecu politics, and to these learning electoral and social coverage reform.


Official ebook date 1st January 2012.

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