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A skewed channel of participation in Denmark - and an even more skewed recruitment pool

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A skewed channel of participation in Denmark - and an even more skewed recruitment pool. / Kosiara-Pedersen, Karina.

Do Parties Still Represent?: An Analysis of the Representativeness of Political Parties in Western Democracies. red. / Knut Heidar; Bram Wauters. London; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2019. s. 149-168 (Routledge Studies on Political Parties and Party Systems).

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

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Kosiara-Pedersen, K 2019, A skewed channel of participation in Denmark - and an even more skewed recruitment pool. i K Heidar & B Wauters (red), Do Parties Still Represent?: An Analysis of the Representativeness of Political Parties in Western Democracies. Taylor & Francis, London; New York, Routledge Studies on Political Parties and Party Systems, s. 149-168. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351110952

APA

Kosiara-Pedersen, K. (2019). A skewed channel of participation in Denmark - and an even more skewed recruitment pool. I K. Heidar, & B. Wauters (red.), Do Parties Still Represent?: An Analysis of the Representativeness of Political Parties in Western Democracies (s. 149-168). London; New York: Taylor & Francis. Routledge Studies on Political Parties and Party Systems https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351110952

Vancouver

Kosiara-Pedersen K. A skewed channel of participation in Denmark - and an even more skewed recruitment pool. I Heidar K, Wauters B, red., Do Parties Still Represent?: An Analysis of the Representativeness of Political Parties in Western Democracies. London; New York: Taylor & Francis. 2019. s. 149-168. (Routledge Studies on Political Parties and Party Systems). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351110952

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Kosiara-Pedersen, Karina. / A skewed channel of participation in Denmark - and an even more skewed recruitment pool. Do Parties Still Represent?: An Analysis of the Representativeness of Political Parties in Western Democracies. red. / Knut Heidar ; Bram Wauters. London; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2019. s. 149-168 (Routledge Studies on Political Parties and Party Systems).

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