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By Pieter Vanhuysse,Achim Goerres

Most complex democracies are at the moment experiencing speeded up inhabitants growing old, which essentially alterations not only their demographic composition; it could actually 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 guidelines inside an procedure explicitly concentrating on comparative political technology. This theoretically unified textual content examines altering electoral coverage calls for because of demographic growing 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 growing old, this monograph examines either side of the controversy. It examines the activities of the kingdom opposed to the pursuits of a starting to be aged vote casting bloc to defend 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 can be of curiosity to scholars and students of ecu politics, and to these learning electoral and social coverage reform.


Official e-book date 1st January 2012.

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