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Deliberating Inequality : A Blueprint for Studying the Social Formation of Beliefs about Economic Inequality

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SUMMERS, Kate, Fabien ACCOMINOTTI, Tania BURCHARDT, Katharina HECHT, Elizabeth MANN, Jonathan MIJS, 2022. Deliberating Inequality : A Blueprint for Studying the Social Formation of Beliefs about Economic Inequality. In: Social Justice Research. Springer. 35(4), pp. 379-400. ISSN 0885-7466. eISSN 1573-6725. Available under: doi: 10.1007/s11211-022-00389-0

@article{Summers2022-12Delib-57321, title={Deliberating Inequality : A Blueprint for Studying the Social Formation of Beliefs about Economic Inequality}, year={2022}, doi={10.1007/s11211-022-00389-0}, number={4}, volume={35}, issn={0885-7466}, journal={Social Justice Research}, pages={379--400}, author={Summers, Kate and Accominotti, Fabien and Burchardt, Tania and Hecht, Katharina and Mann, Elizabeth and Mijs, Jonathan}, note={Correction to: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11211-022-00400-8} }

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