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When Patients Exit, What Happens to Solidarity?

Clemens M. Rieder

in Promoting Solidarity in the European Union

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583188
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594502 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583188.003.0006
When Patients Exit, What Happens to Solidarity?

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This chapter applies Hirschman's concept of exit, voice, and loyalty in order to analyze whether the EU healthcare framework meets the conditions of the ‘difference principle’ and, consequently, can be considered a just system, which appears to be a key feature for its acceptance.

Keywords: Hirschman; solidarity; healthcare policy; EU; difference principle; voice; exit; loyalty

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Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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