Integrating Sociopolitical, and Cultural Dimensions into the Donabedian Framework for Comparative Legal and Healthcare Policy Analysis

  • Stephanie Ness
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  • Stephanie Ness

    Diplomatische Akademie, Austria

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This study presents an analytical framework based on the Donabedian model , designed to investigate the impact of sociopolitical and cultural influences on the evolution and perception of legal structures across different legal systems. By combining ideas from international relations and legal theory, the study seeks to reveal the intricacies and variances in the development of legal conceptions, as well as how language, culture, and sociopolitical dynamics impact legal discourse in distinct international contexts. The central hypothesis is that the classic Donabedian framework, which includes structure, procedure, and outcomes, needs to be expanded to account for the fluid character of legal ideas in the context of global sociopolitical and cultural interactions. This expanded model is presented as a critical tool for traversing the convoluted web of international legal concept creation and application, providing a more solid knowledge of legal system complexities. The study's approach aims to make a substantial contribution to comparative legal analysis by emphasising the importance of policy dimensions for the model's applicability in legal contexts, allowing for a nuanced cross-jurisdictional legal discourse.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 3271 - 3295


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