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Procedurally reducing complexity : The practices of German EU policy coordination

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HEGELE, Yvonne, 2016. Procedurally reducing complexity : The practices of German EU policy coordination. In: Federal Governance. 13(1), pp. 40-55. eISSN 1923-6158

@article{Hegele2016Proce-35894, title={Procedurally reducing complexity : The practices of German EU policy coordination}, url={http://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/fedgov/article/view/5981}, year={2016}, number={1}, volume={13}, journal={Federal Governance}, pages={40--55}, author={Hegele, Yvonne} }

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