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a political system governed by old men

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It consists of the edited proceedings of a Conference held in 1991 to consider historical developments relating to four main themes affecting older people--namely, labour force participation, institutionalizing, later-life creativity and gerontocracies.
My vision, which I have long designated as social ecology, rests on the conviction that the very idea of dominating nature stems from the domination of human by human--initially, in the form of gerontocracies, patriarchies, warrior sodalities, priestly corporations, and, later, economic classes and the state.
Whereas most third-world societies are "gerontocracies" that prioritize the needs of adults over those of children, ours is a "neontocracy" that puts the needs and desires of children first.