The Politics of Constitutional Change between Reform and Evolution

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BEHNKE, Nathalie, Arthur BENZ, 2008. The Politics of Constitutional Change between Reform and Evolution. In: Publius: The Journal of Federalism. 39(2), pp. 213-240. ISSN 0048-5950. Available under: doi: 10.1093/publius/pjn039

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