Politics and Old Age: Older Citizens and Political Processes in Britain

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Exploring the political identities of older people in Britain, this book examines their contrasting characterizations as a powerful pressure group and as marginalized by unresponsive political systems. Featuring the results of original research, it investigates the effectiveness of pressure groups and lobbyists for older people, the power and influence of older people as perceived by themselves and the general public, and the response of political parties and governments to older people and their needs.

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The Nature of Fears About an Ageing Population
Older Peoples Advocates The Charities
The Influence of Older Voters The Case of the 1997 General

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