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The Uneven Legal Push for Europe : Questioning Variation when National Courts go to Europe. / Wind, Marlene; Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg; Rotger, Gabriel Pons.

In: European Union Politics, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2009, p. 63-88.

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Wind, M, Martinsen, DS & Rotger, GP 2009, 'The Uneven Legal Push for Europe: Questioning Variation when National Courts go to Europe' European Union Politics, vol 10, no. 1, pp. 63-88. DOI: 10.1177/1465116508099761

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Wind, M., Martinsen, D. S., & Rotger, G. P. (2009). The Uneven Legal Push for Europe: Questioning Variation when National Courts go to Europe. European Union Politics, 10(1), 63-88. DOI: 10.1177/1465116508099761

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Wind M, Martinsen DS, Rotger GP. The Uneven Legal Push for Europe: Questioning Variation when National Courts go to Europe. European Union Politics. 2009;10(1):63-88. Available from, DOI: 10.1177/1465116508099761

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Wind, Marlene ; Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg ; Rotger, Gabriel Pons. / The Uneven Legal Push for Europe : Questioning Variation when National Courts go to Europe. In: European Union Politics. 2009 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 63-88

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