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Housing as Social Right or Means to Wealth? The Politics of Property Booms in Australia and Denmark

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Housing as Social Right or Means to Wealth? The Politics of Property Booms in Australia and Denmark. / Mortensen, Jens Ladefoged; Seabrooke, Lenoard.

I: Comparative European Politics, Bind 6, Nr. 3, 2008, s. 305-324.

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Mortensen, JL & Seabrooke, L 2008, 'Housing as Social Right or Means to Wealth? The Politics of Property Booms in Australia and Denmark', Comparative European Politics, bind 6, nr. 3, s. 305-324. https://doi.org/10.1057/cep.2008.13

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Mortensen, J. L., & Seabrooke, L. (2008). Housing as Social Right or Means to Wealth? The Politics of Property Booms in Australia and Denmark. Comparative European Politics, 6(3), 305-324. https://doi.org/10.1057/cep.2008.13

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Mortensen JL, Seabrooke L. Housing as Social Right or Means to Wealth? The Politics of Property Booms in Australia and Denmark. Comparative European Politics. 2008;6(3):305-324. https://doi.org/10.1057/cep.2008.13

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Mortensen, Jens Ladefoged ; Seabrooke, Lenoard. / Housing as Social Right or Means to Wealth? The Politics of Property Booms in Australia and Denmark. I: Comparative European Politics. 2008 ; Bind 6, Nr. 3. s. 305-324.

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