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The spirits of capitalism and socialism. A cross-country study of ideology

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The spirits of capitalism and socialism. A cross-country study of ideology. / Bjørnskov, Christian; Paldam, Martin.

Aarhus : Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, 2009.

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