Taking Back Control? Appeals to the People in the Aftermath of the UK’s Referendum on EU Membership

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Taking Back Control? Appeals to the People in the Aftermath of the UK’s Referendum on EU Membership. / Wright, Kathryn Joanne.

In: Costituzionalismo, Vol. 2016, No. 2, 11.10.2016.

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Wright, KJ 2016, 'Taking Back Control? Appeals to the People in the Aftermath of the UK’s Referendum on EU Membership', Costituzionalismo, vol. 2016, no. 2.

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Wright, K. J. (2016). Taking Back Control? Appeals to the People in the Aftermath of the UK’s Referendum on EU Membership. Costituzionalismo, 2016(2).

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Wright KJ. Taking Back Control? Appeals to the People in the Aftermath of the UK’s Referendum on EU Membership. Costituzionalismo. 2016 Oct 11;2016(2).

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Wright, Kathryn Joanne. / Taking Back Control? Appeals to the People in the Aftermath of the UK’s Referendum on EU Membership. In: Costituzionalismo. 2016 ; Vol. 2016, No. 2.

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