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SCHNEIDER, Volker, 2012. Governance and complexity. In: LEVI-FAUR, David, ed.. "Oxford handbook of governance. Oxford [u.a.]:Oxford University Press, pp. 129-142. ISBN 978-0-19-956053-0

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