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Stress, domination and basic income: considering a citizens’ entitlement response to a public health crisis

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Stress, domination and basic income : considering a citizens’ entitlement response to a public health crisis. / Johnson, Matthew Thomas; Johnson, Elliott.

In: Social Theory and Health, Vol. 17, No. 2, 01.06.2019, p. 253–271.

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Johnson, Matthew Thomas ; Johnson, Elliott. / Stress, domination and basic income : considering a citizens’ entitlement response to a public health crisis. In: Social Theory and Health. 2019 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 253–271.

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