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Administrative processes as an anti-corruption tool? A view from public employees in the Baltic states

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Administrative processes as an anti-corruption tool? A view from public employees in the Baltic states. / Pedersen, Karin H; Johannsen, Lars.

I: Baltic Journal of Law & Politics, Bind 11, Nr. 1, 2018, s. 131-157.

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