Population ageing and globalisation represent two of the most radical social transformations that have occurred. This book provides, for the first time, an accessible overview of how they interact.
Ageing has been conventionally framed within the boundaries of nation states, yet demographic changes, transmigration, financial globalization and the global media have rendered this perspective problematic. This much-needed book is the first to apply theories of globalisation to gerontology, including Appadurai’s theory, allowing readers to understand the implications of growing older in a global age.
This comprehensive introduction to globalisation for gerontologists is part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, published in association with the British Society of Gerontology. It will be of particular interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics in this area.
‘Commerce and manufactures gradually introduced order and good government,’ wrote Adam Smith in his Wealth of Nations, ‘and with them, the liberty and security of individuals.’ However, Philipp Rössner shows how, when looked at in the face of history, it has usually been the other way around.
This book follows the development of capitalism from the Middle Ages through the industrial revolution to modern day, casting new light on the areas where pre-modern political economies of growth and development made a difference. It shows how order and governance provided the foundation for prosperity, growth and the wealth of nations.
Written for scholars and students of economic history, this is a pioneering new study that debunks the neoliberal origin myth of how capitalism came into the world.
lost story and introduce Begriffsgeschichte as a useful concept for a history of dynamics and managing economic change; before Chapter 3 will link Renaissance and early modern cameralist thought to broader practices and possibilities of historical economic development. The present matters also in another regard: the temporalities of capitalism . With his exclamation, Schreber betrayed an attitude characteristic of the enlightened optimism of his age: the vision of an open future horizon – a signature feature of the modern economic condition. 6 By no means
may involve the ceremonial and often humiliating separation from a previous identity, but it confers no alternative identity, no social future. Thus, from the structured dependency approach, retirement is not the start of a new time of life but represents the end of time. It is the fossilisation of time, the absence of a future. 20 Ageing and globalisation The political economy of ageing and the contested temporalities of capitalism. In advancing what he terms a political economy of ageing approach, Chris Phillipson (1982) presents a much more complex and