Though African countries form 28 per cent of the members of the UN, it is over-represented in presidential gerontocracy
has struggled with the task of running a modern, youthful state, where 59% of the 20m citizens are under 30.
As a society, we are a gerontocracy
that still worships the grey and considers its advice sagely.
It does not help that a tradition of gerontocracy
prevails in many countries, meaning that young people's political participation and influence is restricted on cultural grounds.
In structural terms, Saudi Arabia is no longer a power-sharing gerontocracy
Baleful words with archaic roots rattle in the mouth like loose teeth: plutocracy, kleptocracy, gerontocracy
How does someone rise to such a vital behind-the-scenes job before the age of 40, especially in the cosy gerontocracy
of Cyprus politics?
But above all, one sees serious generational change--in remarkable contrast to the gerontocracy
on view to the south, where even the Left darling of the campuses, Bernie Sanders, is a septuagenarian.
Spencer's work shows that age organization, with its often critical distinction between age and generation sets, provides opportunities for the emergence of polities ranging from firm to more flexible gerontocracy
and even to greater egalitarianism.
A greying gerontocracy
of dubious past artistic and political glories that lives on the 'vast and unchecked wealth' accumulated through less-than-earth-shattering original work, is a milieu that Longinus' apology for the sublime featured in my epigraph represents quite perfectly.
In short, there are many feedback loops that make the gerontocracy
Italy confronts "a struggle of allegiances versus globalisation; gerontocracy
versus meritocracy; made-in-Italy quality versus stark economic efficiency - and the rule of law versus the tendency to bend it.