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Negative Feedback, Political Attention, and Public Policy

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Negative Feedback, Political Attention, and Public Policy. / Bækgaard, Martin; Mortensen, Peter Bjerre; Larsen, Søren Kølbæk.

I: Public Administration, Bind 97, Nr. 1, 03.2019, s. 210-225.

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Bækgaard, Martin ; Mortensen, Peter Bjerre ; Larsen, Søren Kølbæk. / Negative Feedback, Political Attention, and Public Policy. I: Public Administration. 2019 ; Bind 97, Nr. 1. s. 210-225.

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