A multi-dimensional model of elder law

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This book provides many theoretical approaches to understanding the field of law and ageing. However, unlike other chapters in this book, which try to provide a conceptual framework of the field through a single lens, this chapter proposes a different approach - a pluralistic one. This approach, does not try to argue that the uniqueness of the legal perspectives on ageing could be fully conceptualized through a single theoretical framework. By its nature, the pluralistic model which will presented in this chapter, argues that the only way to fully grasp the richness and diversity of elder law, is through a multi-dimensional model, which connects different functions and targets that law wishes to achieve. The multi-dimensional model presented in this chapter is an on-going developmental process. The first version of the model was published in Doron (2003a). The model has been further developed, and an updated version was published in Doron (2003b). At the time, the model was presented under an Israeli-specific context. The goal of this chapter will be to further elaborate and develop this model, and provide it with a broad, international legal context. The multi-dimensional model can be graphically described as follows in Fig. 5.1 (Doron 2003b).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheories on Law and Ageing
Subtitle of host publicationThe Jurisprudence of Elder Law
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783540789536
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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