Governance Transfer by Regional Organizations: Following a Global Script?

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Governance Transfer by Regional Organizations : Following a Global Script? / Börzel, Tanja A.; van Hüllen, Vera; Lohaus, Mathis.

Berlin : Freie Universität Berlin, DFG Sonderforschungsbereich 700, 2013. (SFB-Governance Working Paper Series; No. 42).

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Börzel, TA, van Hüllen, V & Lohaus, M 2013 'Governance Transfer by Regional Organizations: Following a Global Script?' SFB-Governance Working Paper Series, no. 42, Freie Universität Berlin, DFG Sonderforschungsbereich 700, Berlin. https://doi.org/10.17169/refubium-23007

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Börzel, T. A., van Hüllen, V., & Lohaus, M. (2013). Governance Transfer by Regional Organizations: Following a Global Script? (SFB-Governance Working Paper Series; No. 42). Freie Universität Berlin, DFG Sonderforschungsbereich 700. https://doi.org/10.17169/refubium-23007

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Börzel TA, van Hüllen V, Lohaus M. Governance Transfer by Regional Organizations: Following a Global Script? Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, DFG Sonderforschungsbereich 700. 2013. (SFB-Governance Working Paper Series; 42). https://doi.org/10.17169/refubium-23007

Bibtex

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