The Myth of Bourgeois Democracy

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The Myth of Bourgeois Democracy. / Mulvad, Andreas Christian Møller; Stahl, Rune Møller.

From Financial Crisis to Social Change: Towards Alternative Horizons. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. s. 171-195.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

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Mulvad, ACM & Stahl, RM 2018, The Myth of Bourgeois Democracy. i From Financial Crisis to Social Change: Towards Alternative Horizons. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, s. 171-195. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70600-9

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Mulvad, A. C. M., & Stahl, R. M. (2018). The Myth of Bourgeois Democracy. I From Financial Crisis to Social Change: Towards Alternative Horizons (s. 171-195). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70600-9

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Mulvad ACM, Stahl RM. The Myth of Bourgeois Democracy. I From Financial Crisis to Social Change: Towards Alternative Horizons. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 2018. s. 171-195 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70600-9

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Mulvad, Andreas Christian Møller ; Stahl, Rune Møller. / The Myth of Bourgeois Democracy. From Financial Crisis to Social Change: Towards Alternative Horizons. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. s. 171-195

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