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The Boundary Conditions for Regulation : Welfare Systems, State Traditions and the Varied Governance of Work Safety in Europe . / Rothstein, Henry; Paul, Regine; Demeritt, David.

In: Governance, Vol. 33, No. 1, 01.2020, p. 21-39.

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Rothstein, H, Paul, R & Demeritt, D 2020, 'The Boundary Conditions for Regulation: Welfare Systems, State Traditions and the Varied Governance of Work Safety in Europe ', Governance, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 21-39. https://doi.org/10.1111/gove.12411

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Rothstein, H., Paul, R., & Demeritt, D. (2020). The Boundary Conditions for Regulation: Welfare Systems, State Traditions and the Varied Governance of Work Safety in Europe . Governance, 33(1), 21-39. https://doi.org/10.1111/gove.12411

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Rothstein H, Paul R, Demeritt D. The Boundary Conditions for Regulation: Welfare Systems, State Traditions and the Varied Governance of Work Safety in Europe . Governance. 2020 Jan;33(1):21-39. https://doi.org/10.1111/gove.12411

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Rothstein, Henry ; Paul, Regine ; Demeritt, David. / The Boundary Conditions for Regulation : Welfare Systems, State Traditions and the Varied Governance of Work Safety in Europe . In: Governance. 2020 ; Vol. 33, No. 1. pp. 21-39.

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