Maria Irene Carvalho and Carla Ribeirinho publish a new chapter on the Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging

The researchers are the authors of the chapter on "Political Gerontology" in this new book published by Springer.

In this new chapter, Maria Irene Carvalho (CAPP) and Carla Ribeirinho (ISCSP) offer an analysis on the political aspects of aging that are implicit on the concept of "Political Gerontology". To this end, the researchers consider both the new and the old problems that come with the current social and economic transformations taking place in our society. Assuming these challenges, either from the perspective of the State or from the perspective of older people, the authors highlight the necessity of a reorientation of policies that aim to respond to emerging risks towards an active, positive and holistic approach, based on human rights. According to the authors, human rights and the social participation of older people are the key for the promotion of their autonomy and independence, their social inclusion, social and economic safety, as well as for their general well-being. In order to answer this challenge, Political Gerontology must be comprehensive and inclusive for all ages.

The chapter is available on the publication's website.

Maria Irene Carvalho has a PhD in Social Service and is a Professor at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences, Universidade de Lisboa. She is a researcher at the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies.

Carla Ribeirinho has a PhD in Social Service and is a Professor at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences, Universidade de Lisboa. She is a researcher at Centro de Estudos da População, Economia e Sociedade.

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