The Making of Ageing Policy: Theory and Practice in Europe

The Making of Ageing Policy: Theory and Practice in Europe

By: Tord Skogedal Linden (editor), Rune Ervik (editor)Hardback

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Demographic changes transform societies and challenge existing institutional solutions and policies. The need for policies addressing these challenges has increasingly been put on the agenda. The Making of Ageing Policy analyzes these innovative policy ideas and practices at both the international and the national level. The book provides insights into the value basis and justifications of ageing policies, the potential for conflict and how policy ideas are embedded in institutional defense and advocacy for institutional change and reform. In terms of policy ideas the economically focused `productive ageing' dominates, but the book finds instances where the broader `active ageing' approach has gained a hold in policymaking. Ageing policy reforms within pensions and labour market policy include measures to make people extend their working life. In long-term care reforms abound, and implies changes in the responsibility of financing and provision but the patterns across countries differ substantially. The authors provide normative analysis of ageing policy ideas, divulge political conflicts and consensus on ageing policy, and contribute by describing and analyzing the changing institutional landscape of ageing politics and policies throughout Europe. It will prove insightful for academics and researchers in the field, but it will also appeal to practitioners who are increasingly dealing with demographic challenges across a wide number of policy sectors in their daily affairs.

About Author

Edited by Rune Ervik, Senior Researcher, Uni Rokkan Centre, Bergen, Norway and Tord Skogedal Linden, Senior Researcher, Uni Rokkan Centre, Bergen, Norway


Contents: Preface 1. Introducing Ageing Policy: Challenges, Ideas and Responses in Europe Rune Ervik and Tord Skogedal Linden 2. Active Ageing: Rhetoric, Theory and Practice Alan Walker and Liam Foster 3. Ageing Policy Ideas in the Field of Health and Long-term Care. Comparing the EU, the OECD and the WHO Nanna Kildal and Even Nilssen 4. Powerless Observers? Policy-makers' Views on the Inclusion of Older People's Interest Organizations in the Ageing Policy Process in Ireland Martha Doyle and Virpi Timonen 5. Pension Policy Recommendations of Governmental Commissions in Norway, Denmark, Germany and the UK Tord Skogedal Linden 6. Did the Transition to a Market Economy and EU Membership have an Impact on Active Ageing Policy in Poland? Anna Ruzik-Sierdzinska, Jolanta Perek-Bialas and Konrad Turek 7. Catching up with the Pioneers - Germany's New Activation Compromise Christof Schiller 8. Policy Paradigms and Ideological Frames in British and Norwegian Ageing Policy Processes Rune Ervik and Ingrid Helgoy 9. Ageing and Long-term Care in Poland and Italy: A Comparative Analysis Zuzanna Drozdzak, Maria Gabriella Melchiorre, Jolanta Perek-Bialas, Andrea Principi and Giovanni Lamura 10. Strategies to Meet Long-term Care Needs in Norway, the UK and Germany: A Changing Mix of Institutional Responsibility Rune Ervik, Ingrid Helgoy and Tord Skogedal Linden 11. The Making of Ageing Policy: Framing, Conceptual Ambiguities and National Policy Developments Rune Ervik and Tord Skogedal Linden Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781781952474
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781781952474
  • ISBN10: 1781952477

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