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By Pieter Vanhuysse,Achim Goerres

Most complex democracies are at the moment experiencing speeded up inhabitants getting old, which essentially alterations not only their demographic composition; it may 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 an strategy explicitly concentrating on comparative political technology. 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 ecu countries.


As the 1st sustained political technology research of inhabitants getting older, this monograph examines either side of the talk. It examines the activities of the kingdom opposed to the pursuits of a becoming aged balloting bloc to guard 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 should be of curiosity to scholars and students of eu politics, and to these learning electoral and social coverage reform.


 


Official e-book date 1st January 2012.

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