The Politics Of Old Age In Europe

Paperback | May 1, 1999

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The politics of old age in Europe have entered a critical new phase. This timely collection of essays by leading authorities examines the new politics of old age from the perspectives of individual countries and the European Union as a whole. Case studies of Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK provide a broad representation of EU countries. In addition there are case studies of Hungary and the USA to provide comparative reference points in Central/Eastern Europe and North America. Each country study provides an overview of the politics of old age (main developments, organizations and actors), an account of recent developments and measures taken by national or local government to increase the participation of older people, analysis of the barriers to participation and a forward look at the likely direction of policies, forms of representation and generational relations. The country examples are preceded by European overviews of political participation and representation, the machinery of representation and recent innovations. The authors provide an introduction to the key issues and review the main lessons in a concluding chapter.

The Politics of Old Age in Europe will be of interest to policymakers and practitioners working with older people, as well as students of social policy, political science and gerontology.

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The politics of old age in Europe have entered a critical new phase. This timely collection of essays by leading authorities examines the new politics of old age from the perspectives of individual countries and the European Union as a whole. Case studies of Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK provide ...

Alan Walker is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Sheffield and specializes in social gerontology and European social policy. He chaired the European Commission's Observatory on Ageing and Older People and currently chairs the European Foundation on Social Quality. Previous books include The Caring Relationship (with H. ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 6.1 × 0.59 inPublished:May 1, 1999Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335200079

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Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Preface
Introduction

Part one: European overview

Political participation and representation of older people in Europe
The legal structures of representation
Political organization and participation of older people
traditions and changes in five European countries

Part two: Case studies

The politics of old age in Austria
The politics of old age in France
The politics of old age in Germany
The politics of old age in Italy
The politics of old age in the Netherlands
The politics of old age in Sweden
The politics of old age in the UK
The politics of old age in Hungary
The politics of old age in the United States
Conclusion.
References
Index.