Ageing, Ageism and the Law

European Perspectives on the Rights of Older Persons

Elgar Studies in Law and Society

Edited by Israel (Issi) Doron, Head of the Center for Research and Study of Aging, Department of Gerontology, University of Haifa, Israel and Nena Georgantzi, Human Rights Officer, AGE Platform Europe, Belgium​ and PhD Fellow, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

Europe is ageing. However, in many European countries, and in almost all fields of life, older persons experience discrimination, social exclusion, and negative stereotypes that portray them as different or a burden to society. This pivotal book is the first of its kind, providing a rich and diverse analysis of the inter-relationships between ageing, ageism and law within Europe.

‘The book is fresh, novel and encouraging in its pursuit of flexible solutions. It utilizes unique perspectives to alter the traditional understanding of legal approaches to tackling ageism and to provide a scaffold for the development of innovative solutions.’
– Elaine Dewhurst, Manchester Common Market Law Review (CML)

‘The authors aim to present model solutions and to identify good practices. On numerous occasions, they identify trends and follow them up with conclusions based on a vast data. Thus, the book is a ready compendium on elder policies and society.’
– Radosław Mędrzycki, European Journal of Social Security

‘This is an excellent collection of essays from some of the leading scholars on ageing and the law. It brings new insights from around Europe on one of the great issues of the day. Protecting the rights of older people is a core issue facing any legal system and this collection provides essential tools to ensure that the law enables us to have a flourishing old age.’
– Jonathan Herring, University of Oxford, UK

‘A ground-breaking, stimulating, and beautifully curated collection that will become the leading book in this urgently important and under-discussed area of the law.’
– Charles Foster, University of Oxford, UK

‘Ageing, Ageism and the Law offers insightful commentary on the issues of ageing, ageism and discrimination from various perspectives. The book provides the reader with a deeper understanding of the issues as the authors delve into their topics with insightfulness. This thought-provoking book is a welcome addition to the field and advances the discourse on this significant issue.’
– Rebecca C. Morgan, Stetson University, College of Law, US

2018 224 pp Hardback 978 1 78897 210 9 £117.00 £85.00 $117.00 $130.00

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