Annual almanac is dedicated to the development of technologies and practices of public policy. Along with the traditional almanac theme of cooperation between authorities and civil society in this issue considerable attention is paid to the problems of innovation in the socio-political sphere.
This book has appeared as a result of collective actions of 3 partners: Research committee on public policy and policy analysis of the Russian association of political science, Interregional center for humanities and political studies "STRATEGY" and Moscow office of the Fund of Konrad Adenauer. It is based on the materials of different seminars in few Russian cities and symposium held in June of 2017 in Pushkin. Number of papers prepared within the framework of research team «Policy stability and changes» of the Academic Fund Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in 2017 (grant №16-05-0059) and supported within the framework of a subsidy granted to the HSE by the Government of the Russian Federation for the implementation of the Global Competitiveness Program.
This book is the attempt to consider the aging of population from point of view of demography, politics and sociology. The purpose of the book “Ageing Europe: Demography, Politics, Sociology” is to show that the aging of the population is an inevitable and objective process that will continue for a long time. This process requires a radical adaptation of society associated with the problem of the diversion of resources to support the elderly population, with the recognition of the special needs of the older people, with the formation of new relationships between the generations. That is why the aging of population is one of the main social problems of the 21st century and one of the main driving forces of social changes. It is a challenge that society has to accept.
Aging of population promotes society to use of unused human capital, to create the effective social policies and support services for older people. In contemporary society, the later period of life is a time for self-realization, new activities, new leisure, and new emotions. If society understands the needs of older people and provides opportunities for their realization, society can overcome the challenges caused by population aging