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Power. / Nielsen, Gritt B.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education: vol. 3. red. / Miriam David ; Marilyn Amey. London : SAGE Publications, 2020.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/proceedingEncyclopædiartikelForskningpeer review

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Nielsen, GB 2020, Power. i M David & M Amey (red), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education: vol. 3. SAGE Publications, London.

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Nielsen, G. B. (2020). Power. I M. David , & M. Amey (red.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education: vol. 3 SAGE Publications.

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Nielsen GB. 2020. Power. David M, Amey M, red. I The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education: vol. 3. London: SAGE Publications.

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Nielsen, Gritt B. "Power". og David , Miriam Amey, Marilyn (red.). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education: vol. 3. London: SAGE Publications. 2020.

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Nielsen GB. Power. I David M, Amey M, red., The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education: vol. 3. London: SAGE Publications. 2020

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Nielsen, Gritt B. / Power. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education: vol. 3. red. / Miriam David ; Marilyn Amey. London : SAGE Publications, 2020.

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