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Dimensions, Dialectic, Discourse. Three Political Perspectives on the Sustainability of the German Healthcare System

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Comparative Politics and German Government, Institute of Political Science and Sociology, University of Würzburg, Wittelsbacherplatz 1, 97074 Würzburg, Germany
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Sustainability and Politics, Institute of Sustainability Governance, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(7), 1526; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15071526
Received: 17 June 2018 / Revised: 15 July 2018 / Accepted: 17 July 2018 / Published: 19 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social, Cultural and Economic Context of Health and Social Care)
This review article deals with the topic of sustainability in the German healthcare system and presents an overview of how the six articles of our research relate to one another. After introducing to the context of the research, its internal principles, and the methods applied, three perspectives are presented, each also discussed in terms of the respective literature in sustainability science and political science. The review concludes by presenting a circular model and by discussing the general limitations as well as the practical implications of our research. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; German healthcare system; policy; politics; polity sustainability; German healthcare system; policy; politics; polity
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Fischer, M.; Heinrichs, H. Dimensions, Dialectic, Discourse. Three Political Perspectives on the Sustainability of the German Healthcare System. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 1526.

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