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The Politics of Pro-Worker Reforms. / Evans, Alice.

In: SOCIO-ECONOMIC REVIEW, 06.11.2018.

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Evans, A 2018, 'The Politics of Pro-Worker Reforms', SOCIO-ECONOMIC REVIEW. https://doi.org/10.1093/soceco/mwy042

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Evans, A. (2018). The Politics of Pro-Worker Reforms. SOCIO-ECONOMIC REVIEW. https://doi.org/10.1093/soceco/mwy042

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Evans A. The Politics of Pro-Worker Reforms. SOCIO-ECONOMIC REVIEW. 2018 Nov 6. https://doi.org/10.1093/soceco/mwy042

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Evans, Alice. / The Politics of Pro-Worker Reforms. In: SOCIO-ECONOMIC REVIEW. 2018.

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