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Social Trust and Fractionalization: A Possible Reinterpretation

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Social Trust and Fractionalization: A Possible Reinterpretation. / Bjørnskov, Christian.

In: European Sociological Review, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2008, p. 271-283.

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Bjørnskov, Christian. / Social Trust and Fractionalization: A Possible Reinterpretation. In: European Sociological Review. 2008 ; Vol. 24, No. 3. pp. 271-283.

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