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Brexit Anxiety: A Case Study in the Medicalization of Dissent

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Brexit Anxiety : A Case Study in the Medicalization of Dissent. / Degerman, Dan.

In: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Vol. 22, No. 7, 01.10.2019, p. 823-840.

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Degerman, D 2019, 'Brexit Anxiety: A Case Study in the Medicalization of Dissent', Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, vol. 22, no. 7, pp. 823-840. https://doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2018.1438334

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Degerman, D. (2019). Brexit Anxiety: A Case Study in the Medicalization of Dissent. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 22(7), 823-840. https://doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2018.1438334

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Degerman D. Brexit Anxiety: A Case Study in the Medicalization of Dissent. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. 2019 Oct 1;22(7):823-840. https://doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2018.1438334

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Degerman, Dan. / Brexit Anxiety : A Case Study in the Medicalization of Dissent. In: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. 2019 ; Vol. 22, No. 7. pp. 823-840.

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