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Consultation or Contest: The Danger of Mixing Modes. / Bishop, Patrick; Kane, John.

In: Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 61, No. 1, 01.03.2002, p. 87-94.

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Bishop, P & Kane, J 2002, 'Consultation or Contest: The Danger of Mixing Modes.', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 87-94. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.00261

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Bishop, P., & Kane, J. (2002). Consultation or Contest: The Danger of Mixing Modes. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 61(1), 87-94. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.00261

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Bishop P, Kane J. Consultation or Contest: The Danger of Mixing Modes. Australian Journal of Public Administration. 2002 Mar 1;61(1):87-94. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.00261

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Bishop, Patrick ; Kane, John. / Consultation or Contest: The Danger of Mixing Modes. In: Australian Journal of Public Administration. 2002 ; Vol. 61, No. 1. pp. 87-94.

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