On the path to differentiation: Upward transfer, logic of variation and sub-optimality in EU social policy

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On the path to differentiation : Upward transfer, logic of variation and sub-optimality in EU social policy. / Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg; Uygur, Ayca.

In: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 21, No. 9, 2014, p. 1255-1272.

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Martinsen, DS & Uygur, A 2014, 'On the path to differentiation: Upward transfer, logic of variation and sub-optimality in EU social policy', Journal of European Public Policy, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 1255-1272. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2014.923020

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Martinsen, D. S., & Uygur, A. (2014). On the path to differentiation: Upward transfer, logic of variation and sub-optimality in EU social policy. Journal of European Public Policy, 21(9), 1255-1272. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2014.923020

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Martinsen DS, Uygur A. On the path to differentiation: Upward transfer, logic of variation and sub-optimality in EU social policy. Journal of European Public Policy. 2014;21(9):1255-1272. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2014.923020

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Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg ; Uygur, Ayca. / On the path to differentiation : Upward transfer, logic of variation and sub-optimality in EU social policy. In: Journal of European Public Policy. 2014 ; Vol. 21, No. 9. pp. 1255-1272.

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