Theories on Law and Ageing

The Jurisprudence of Elder Law

  • Israel┬áDoron

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. A. D. Bogutz
    Pages 1-9
  3. L. A. Frolik
    Pages 11-30
  4. M. B. Kapp
    Pages 31-44
  5. A. K. Dayton
    Pages 45-57
  6. R. L. Kaplan
    Pages 75-92
  7. W. C. Schmidt
    Pages 121-143
  8. R. C. Morgan
    Pages 145-153
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 155-157

About this book

Introduction

The fundamental idea of "law and aging" as a discrete category of legal principle and theory is controversial: What special feature and characteristics of "older adults" justify and even require a particular theoretical approach? Is it possible to formulate legitimate generalizations about a group identified as "older adults", while avoiding the harmful stereotypes of ageism? And what if anything is gained by the approach?

In an attempt to provide answers to these difficult questions, this book presents a collection of different theoretical frameworks to the field of law and ageing. Written by the leading scholars in the field, this book describes the diverse and rich theoretical landscape of this field, and argues that time has come to recognize the importance of "Jurisprudential Gerontology" for the future development of the socio-legal science of ageing.

Keywords

Ageing Elder Law Jurisprudence Law and Ageing gerontology

Editors and affiliations

  • Israel┬áDoron
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GerontologyUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78954-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78953-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-78954-3
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