By Pieter Vanhuysse,Achim Goerres
Most complex democracies are at present experiencing speeded up inhabitants ageing, which essentially adjustments not only their demographic composition; it will possibly 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 regulations inside an method explicitly targeting comparative political technological know-how. This theoretically unified textual content examines altering electoral coverage calls for because of demographic getting old, 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 growing old, this monograph examines each side of the controversy. It examines the activities of the nation opposed to the pursuits of a becoming aged vote casting bloc to defend monetary viability, and appears at highly-topical responses akin to pension cuts and lengthening 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 ecu politics, and to these learning electoral and social coverage reform.
Official ebook date 1st January 2012.
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Ageing Populations in Post-Industrial Democracies: Comparative Studies of Policies and Politics (Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science) by Pieter Vanhuysse,Achim Goerres