Patterns of democracy : A sub-national analysisof the German Länder

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FREITAG, Markus, Adrian VATTER, 2009. Patterns of democracy : A sub-national analysisof the German Länder. In: Acta Politica. 44(4), pp. 410-438. Available under: doi: 10.1057/ap.2009.22

@article{Freitag2009Patte-4280, title={Patterns of democracy : A sub-national analysisof the German Länder}, year={2009}, doi={10.1057/ap.2009.22}, number={4}, volume={44}, journal={Acta Politica}, pages={410--438}, author={Freitag, Markus and Vatter, Adrian} }

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