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The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy in Africa

Ethnographies of the Past & Memories of the Present

by Mario I. Aguilar

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Published by Africa World Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Older people,
  • Social Gerontology,
  • Gerontocracy,
  • Cultural And Social Anthropology,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Politics and government,
  • Gerontology,
  • Africa - General,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Age groups,
  • Africa

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8316910M
    ISBN 100865435979
    ISBN 109780865435971

    In the wealthy West, it's assumed that Africa is the problem and we are the solution. This timely book argues the opposite. Though couched in benevolent terms, Western policies in fact have for decades helped fuel the continent's devastating decline.   Millennials, after all, are starting to gain political power at a time when America looks more like a gerontocracy than ever. Donald Trump is the oldest first-term President in U.S. history Author: Charlotte Alter.

    old potential voters, and , 19 year-old potential voters (compared to a single-year age cohort average size of , for somethings) – single-year cohort sizes across the age distribution will not drop below this level until age Thirty years later, in , there will be a particularly powerful set of cohorts aged around 'Experiencing old age on Mafia Island, Tanzania'. In: M. Aguilar, ed. The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy in Africa. Trenton, N.J.: African World Press.. ISBN [Book Section] No full text available Abstract or DescriptionCited by: 2.

    It assesses the relevance of theories and concepts developed in the fields of comparative politics and international relations to the study of Africa. Finally, it studies the politics of Africa in a multi-disciplinary fashion, drawing on scholarship from a range of disciplines including, politics, .   The aftermath of World War II, are numerous, among which is the struggle for independence in Africa. Constitutions were drawn, political institutions were put in place and many of these laws through their evolution has put age limits in active participation in politics by those the makers of the law consider to be underage.


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The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy in Africa by Mario I. Aguilar Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania are represented as case studies. The introduction provides a critique of such paradigms of age and gerontocracy, that is informed by current developments in anthropology, history and African Studies.

This book presents one of the most comprehensive review of literature on the : Paperback. This volume critically reviews studies of age in Africa, and suggests the centrality of such paradigms in current and future studies of the continent.

The contributors, representing current intellectual traditions in Europe, Africa, and North America, provide case studies that help illustrate, and discuss such paradigms. Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania are represented as case studies.

Related names. Aguilar, Mario I. Subjects. Age groups — Africa. Gerontocracy — Africa. Older people — Africa. Africa — Politics and government. Summary "This volume critically reviews studies of age in Africa, and suggests the centrality of such paradigms in current and future studies of the continent.

Get this from a library. The politics of age and gerontocracy in Africa: ethnographies of the past & memories of the present. [Mario I Aguilar;] -- This volume critically reviews studies of age in Africa, and suggests the centrality of such paradigms in current and future studies of the continent.

The contributors, representing current. that excluded Africa’s youth from active participation in politics; this resulted in the retention of old politicians, evident in a leadership occupied mostly by septuagenarians and octogenarians.

This study examines gerontocracy in Africa and its impact on the political participation of Africa’s Size: KB. If The Politics of Age and The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy in Africa book has a central theme, it is probably that process of losing influence by the elderly.

Elderhood as a social and cultural category, a position in which one receives respect and exercises power because one has lived longer and therefore ‘knows’, seems universal, certainly in Africa.

the politics of age" and gerontocracy in africa: ethnographies of the past & memories of the present edited by mario i. aguilar africa world press, inc. The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy in Africa: Ethnographies of the past and Memories of the Present Article January with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

One of the issues that have recently dominated national discourse is the need for a generational power shift to the youth in Nigeria or beyond.

Nigerian youth in. The average age of a congressional representative is 59, with leaders in their 70s and 80s. US politics This article is more America has become a gerontocracy. We must change that. GERONTOCRACY: AFRICA by @seunfakze January 2, Posted by seunfakze in CHANGE, POLITICS.

Tags: Africa, GERONTOCACY, Seun Fakuade trackback. At the rate that Africa is moving, with recycled old people clinging to power; it may be decades before the younger generation have the opportunity to impact their nations in Africa. However, I am irked by the idea of raising the age of contestants in future Nigerian elections.

Specifically the recommended eligibility age For guber and House of Reps elections by an NPRC. Gerontocracy in African Politics: Youth and the Quest for Political Participation More worrisome was the birth of a culture that excluded Africa’s youth from active participation in politics.

The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy in Africa: Ethnographies of the Past and Memories of the Present, ed. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, Recent Advances and Issues in Anthropology.

Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, Current Issues on Theology and Religion in Latin America and Africa. Lewiston, NY and Lampeter, UK: Edwin Mellen Press.

Nigeria: Enough of Gerontocracy Government. 1 June the age qualification for State Governor is 35, Sen Federal House of Representatives- 30 and State House of Assembly- While the world’s most common voting age is 18, the voting age for the Senate in Italy is Of fifty million citizens aged 18 and older and allowed to vote for the Chamber of Deputies, million (8 percent) are not allowed to vote for the Senate, whose vote of confidence is mandatory for any government.

POSC/ PROBLEMS IN AFRICAN POLITICS: Contemporary Issues in African Affairs The Liberian Civil War The state of Post-Cold War & Post- 9/11 world politics is having important implications for the African continent which is seen to be going through both File Size: KB.

That said, the young care a lot more than the old about climate change. Polls aggregated by Gallup from to show that concern about it drops with age. Fully 70 percent of respondents age worried “a great deal” or “a fair amount” about global warming, compared with 63 percent age and 56 percent age 55 and up.

It is the politics of fiscal and electoral straitjackets, not gerontocracy, which shape public pension spending today. While population aging is accelerating, contrary to alarmist political economy predictions democracies are not yet dominated by a new distributive politics of elderly by:   At a certain age,the mind depreciates and cognitive skills, hampered.

This always happens around the 70s and this is where most of African leaders are. Africa lacks young leaders. A role call of African leaders will tell you how old African leaders are and Africa can be said to be practising “indirect gerontocracy instead of modern democracy”.

Chapter Aging electorates and gerontocracy: the politics of aging in a global world Chapter Working beyond retirement age: lessons for policy Chapter Families, older persons and care in contexts of poverty: the case of South AfricaAuthor: Fernando M.

Torres-Gil, Kimberly Spencer-Suarez.The voting age in South Africa is But should pensioners be allowed to make decisions for people who will only come of age after they’re gone?

This Youth Day, The Daily Vox asked young people what they thought. Voter apathy and disillusionment with the democratic process is a Author: Mihlali Ntsabo.Democracy in Africa: Successes, Failures, and the Struggle for Political Reform (New Approaches to African History Book 9) - Kindle edition by Cheeseman, Nic.

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