Limits of Cooperation : A German Case of Environmental Mediation

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HOLZINGER, Katharina, 2000. Limits of Cooperation : A German Case of Environmental Mediation. In: European Environment. 10(6), pp. 293-305. ISSN 0961-0405. Available under: doi: 10.1002/1099-0976(200011/12)10:6<293::AID-EET240>3.0.CO;2-Q

@article{Holzinger2000Limit-14171, title={Limits of Cooperation : A German Case of Environmental Mediation}, year={2000}, doi={10.1002/1099-0976(200011/12)10:6<293::AID-EET240>3.0.CO;2-Q}, number={6}, volume={10}, issn={0961-0405}, journal={European Environment}, pages={293--305}, author={Holzinger, Katharina} }

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