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Published: 01 February 2015

144 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719090479

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The Politics of Old Age

Older People's Interest Organisations and Collective Action in Ireland

Doyle Martha

Published by Manchester University Press

  • First book on older people's interest organisations to synthesise key theoretical writings in political science, critical gerontology and cultural sociology
  • Provides insightful analyses of policy ideas and practices regarding the present and future formulation of age based social policy and ideological debates which surround these practices and policies
  • Reveals the changing landscape of older people's political representation in Ireland from the mid-1990s to the last decades of the twenty-first century
  • Reveals a lack of transparency in policy-making in the Irish context as it relates to older people, with emphasis placed on framing the public political discourse
  • The findings suggest that institutional structures and the welfare state remain consequential to older people's wellbeing and, if dismantled, may act as catalysts for their collective action. Powerfully reveals the impact of social policy design on the collective identities of individuals

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