Implementing Social Europe in Times of Crisis: Re-established Boundaries of Welfare

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Implementing Social Europe in Times of Crisis : Re-established Boundaries of Welfare. / Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg; Vollaard, Hans.

In: West European Politics, Vol. 37, No. 4, 04.07.2014, p. 677-692.

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Martinsen, DS & Vollaard, H 2014, 'Implementing Social Europe in Times of Crisis: Re-established Boundaries of Welfare', West European Politics, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 677-692. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2014.919773

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Martinsen, D. S., & Vollaard, H. (2014). Implementing Social Europe in Times of Crisis: Re-established Boundaries of Welfare. West European Politics, 37(4), 677-692. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2014.919773

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Martinsen DS, Vollaard H. Implementing Social Europe in Times of Crisis: Re-established Boundaries of Welfare. West European Politics. 2014 Jul 4;37(4):677-692. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2014.919773

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Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg ; Vollaard, Hans. / Implementing Social Europe in Times of Crisis : Re-established Boundaries of Welfare. In: West European Politics. 2014 ; Vol. 37, No. 4. pp. 677-692.

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