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The politics of old ageOlder people's interest organisations and collective action in Ireland$
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Doyle Martha

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090479

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090479.001.0001

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The Political, Economic and Social Policy Context

The Political, Economic and Social Policy Context

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(p.31) 4 The Political, Economic and Social Policy Context
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The politics of old age
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Martha Doyle

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090479.003.0004

Chapter 4 provides a historical overview of the ideological evolution of social policy in Ireland and the contemporary politics of old age in Ireland. It provides an introduction into the development of social policy in Ireland, with a particular focus on social policy towards older people. It offers an overview of the emergence and evolution of older people’s interest organisations in Ireland and outlines the institutional and political structures facilitating their participation.

Keywords:   Welfare state, social policy, old age policy, interest groups, community and voluntary sector, social partnership, political structures

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