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Matt W. Loftis

Lobbying from Inside the System: Why Local Governments Pay for Representation in the U.S. Congress

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Lobbying from Inside the System : Why Local Governments Pay for Representation in the U.S. Congress. / Loftis, Matt W.; Kettler, Jaclyn J.

I: Political Research Quarterly, Bind 68, Nr. 1, 2015, s. 193-206.

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Loftis, Matt W. ; Kettler, Jaclyn J. / Lobbying from Inside the System : Why Local Governments Pay for Representation in the U.S. Congress. I: Political Research Quarterly. 2015 ; Bind 68, Nr. 1. s. 193-206.

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