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Variegated neo-liberalism, finance-dominated accumulation and citizenship. / Jessop, Bob.

The Transformation of Citizenship, Volume 1: Political Economy. ed. / Juergen Mackert; Bryan Turner. London : Routledge, 2017. p. 13-30.

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Jessop, B 2017, Variegated neo-liberalism, finance-dominated accumulation and citizenship. in J Mackert & B Turner (eds), The Transformation of Citizenship, Volume 1: Political Economy. Routledge, London, pp. 13-30. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315562285

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Jessop, B. (2017). Variegated neo-liberalism, finance-dominated accumulation and citizenship. In J. Mackert, & B. Turner (Eds.), The Transformation of Citizenship, Volume 1: Political Economy (pp. 13-30). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315562285

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Jessop B. Variegated neo-liberalism, finance-dominated accumulation and citizenship. In Mackert J, Turner B, editors, The Transformation of Citizenship, Volume 1: Political Economy. London: Routledge. 2017. p. 13-30 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315562285

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Jessop, Bob. / Variegated neo-liberalism, finance-dominated accumulation and citizenship. The Transformation of Citizenship, Volume 1: Political Economy. editor / Juergen Mackert ; Bryan Turner. London : Routledge, 2017. pp. 13-30

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