Beyond Elder Law: New Directions in Law and Aging

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Israel Doron, Ann M. Soden
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 28, 2012 - Law - 222 pages
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All over the world, there is a growing interest in the relationship between law and aging: How does the law influence the lives of older people? Can rights, advocacy and representation advance the social position of the aged and combat ageism? What are the new and cutting-edge frontiers in the field of elder law? Should there be a new international human rights convention in this field? These are only a few of the many questions that arise.
This book attempts to answer some of these questions and to set the agenda for the future development of elder law across the globe. Taking into account existing research and knowledge, leading scholars from different continents (North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia) present in this book original and novel ideas regarding the future development of elder law. These ideas touch upon key topics such as elder guardianship, citizenship, mental capacity, elder abuse, human rights and international law, family relationships, age discrimination, and the right to die. This book can thus serve as an important reference work for all those interested in understanding where law and aging are headed, and for those concerned about the future legal rights of older persons.

 

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Contents

Guardianship Social Citizenship and Theorising Substitute DecisionMaking Law
1
A Civil Rights Approach to Elder Law
19
The Conceptualization of Legal Capacity of Older Persons in Western Law
35
Age Discrimination and the Future Development of Elder Rights in the European Union Walking Side by Side or Hand in Hand?
57
Family Matters Some Emerging Legal Issues in Intergenerational and Generational Relations
99
International Elder Law The Future of Elder Law
125
A European Approach to Developing the Field of Law and Ageing
149
Elder Abuse A Human Rights Agenda for the Future
175
Aid in Dying United States and Around the World
199
About the Authors
216
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Dr. Israel (Issi) Doron and Ann Soden Ad. E. are both leading international scholars in the field of elder law. Dr. Doron, is a Professor of Law and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Gerontology, University of Haifa, Israel, and has edited the book Theories on Law and Ageing: The Jurisprudence of Elder Law (Springer, 2009). Ann Soden is the head of the National Institute of Law, Aging and Policy, based in Montreal, Canada, and has edited the book Advising the Older Client (LexisNexis, 2005).

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