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Does Competence Make Citizens Tolerate Undemocratic Behavior?

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Does Competence Make Citizens Tolerate Undemocratic Behavior? / Frederiksen, Kristian Vrede Skaaning .

I: American Political Science Review, Bind 116, Nr. 3, 08.2022, s. 1147-1153.

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Frederiksen KVS. Does Competence Make Citizens Tolerate Undemocratic Behavior? American Political Science Review. 2022 aug.;116(3):1147-1153. doi: 10.1017/S0003055422000119

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Frederiksen, Kristian Vrede Skaaning . / Does Competence Make Citizens Tolerate Undemocratic Behavior?. I: American Political Science Review. 2022 ; Bind 116, Nr. 3. s. 1147-1153.

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