Judicial Influence on Policy Outputs? The Political Constraints of Legal Integration in the European Union

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Judicial Influence on Policy Outputs? The Political Constraints of Legal Integration in the European Union. / Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg.

In: Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 48, No. 12, 5, 2015, p. 1612-1660.

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Martinsen, DS 2015, 'Judicial Influence on Policy Outputs? The Political Constraints of Legal Integration in the European Union', Comparative Political Studies, vol. 48, no. 12, 5, pp. 1612-1660. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010414015592591

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Martinsen, D. S. (2015). Judicial Influence on Policy Outputs? The Political Constraints of Legal Integration in the European Union. Comparative Political Studies, 48(12), 1612-1660. [5]. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010414015592591

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Martinsen DS. Judicial Influence on Policy Outputs? The Political Constraints of Legal Integration in the European Union. Comparative Political Studies. 2015;48(12):1612-1660. 5. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010414015592591

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Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg. / Judicial Influence on Policy Outputs? The Political Constraints of Legal Integration in the European Union. In: Comparative Political Studies. 2015 ; Vol. 48, No. 12. pp. 1612-1660.

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