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Differential Voting Weights and Relational Egalitarianism

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Differential Voting Weights and Relational Egalitarianism. / Bengtson, Andreas.

I: Political Studies, Bind 68, Nr. 4, 11.2020, s. 1054-1070.

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Bengtson, A 2020, 'Differential Voting Weights and Relational Egalitarianism', Political Studies, bind 68, nr. 4, s. 1054-1070. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032321719889870

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Bengtson, Andreas. / Differential Voting Weights and Relational Egalitarianism. I: Political Studies. 2020 ; Bind 68, Nr. 4. s. 1054-1070.

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