Dimensions, dialectic, discourse: Three political perspectives on the sustainability of the German healthcare system

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1526
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number7
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 19.07.2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This publication was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the University of Würzburg in the funding program Open Access Publishing. The authors would like to thank the two anonymous reviewers for their fruitful and constructive comments. Furthermore, as a great part of the review’s underlying research had been conducted as the first author’s dissertation at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, he would like to thank the Leuphana University of Lüneburg for the opportunity and the wonderful years in Lüneburg.

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