“I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more”: the five ordoliberal critiques of capitalism

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“I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more” : the five ordoliberal critiques of capitalism. / Nedergaard, Peter.

In: Policy Studies, 20.06.2020.

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Nedergaard, P 2020, '“I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more”: the five ordoliberal critiques of capitalism', Policy Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2020.1782870

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Nedergaard, P. (2020). “I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more”: the five ordoliberal critiques of capitalism. Policy Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2020.1782870

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Nedergaard P. “I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more”: the five ordoliberal critiques of capitalism. Policy Studies. 2020 Jun 20. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2020.1782870

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Nedergaard, Peter. / “I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more” : the five ordoliberal critiques of capitalism. In: Policy Studies. 2020.

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