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Between substantive and symbolic influence : diffusion, translation and bricolage in German pension politics

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RÖPER, Nils, 2020. Between substantive and symbolic influence : diffusion, translation and bricolage in German pension politics. In: Review of International Political Economy. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. ISSN 0969-2290. eISSN 1466-4526. Available under: doi: 10.1080/09692290.2020.1790405

@article{Roper2020-07-09Betwe-50388, title={Between substantive and symbolic influence : diffusion, translation and bricolage in German pension politics}, year={2020}, doi={10.1080/09692290.2020.1790405}, issn={0969-2290}, journal={Review of International Political Economy}, author={Röper, Nils} }

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