EU referendums in context : What can we learn from the Swiss case?

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HEIDBREDER, Eva G., Isabelle STADELMANN-STEFFEN, Eva THOMANN, Fritz SAGER, 2019. EU referendums in context : What can we learn from the Swiss case?. In: Public Administration. Wiley-Blackwell. 97(2), pp. 370-383. ISSN 0033-3298. eISSN 1467-9299. Available under: doi: 10.1111/padm.12566

@article{Heidbreder2019refer-52174, title={EU referendums in context : What can we learn from the Swiss case?}, year={2019}, doi={10.1111/padm.12566}, number={2}, volume={97}, issn={0033-3298}, journal={Public Administration}, pages={370--383}, author={Heidbreder, Eva G. and Stadelmann-Steffen, Isabelle and Thomann, Eva and Sager, Fritz} }

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