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Henrik Bech Seeberg

Opposition Policy Influence Through Agenda-Setting: The Environment in Denmark, 1993–2009

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Opposition Policy Influence Through Agenda-Setting: The Environment in Denmark, 1993–2009. / Seeberg, Henrik Bech.

I: Scandinavian Political Studies, Bind 39, Nr. 2, 2016, s. 185-206.

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Seeberg, Henrik Bech. / Opposition Policy Influence Through Agenda-Setting: The Environment in Denmark, 1993–2009. I: Scandinavian Political Studies. 2016 ; Bind 39, Nr. 2. s. 185-206.

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