The Political Participation of Older People in Europe

The Greying of our Democracies

  • Achim Goerres

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Achim Goerres
    Pages 39-68
  3. Achim Goerres
    Pages 69-94
  4. Achim Goerres
    Pages 95-121
  5. Achim Goerres
    Pages 159-175
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 176-217

About this book


The first comparative analysis of the political behaviour of older people, using evidence from 20+ European democracies. In contrast to younger people across European societies, older people do not behave uniformly. For political participation in later life, it matters where and when individuals have grown up and in which country they become old.


Comparative analysis demography Europe Institution participation Protest

Authors and affiliations

  • Achim Goerres
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ManagementEconomics and Social Sciences University of CologneGermany

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