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Analysing complicity in risk. / Busby, J S.

In: Risk Analysis, Vol. 28, No. 6, 2008, p. 1571-1582.

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Busby, JS 2008, 'Analysing complicity in risk', Risk Analysis, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 1571-1582. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1539-6924.2008.01111.x

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Busby JS. Analysing complicity in risk. Risk Analysis. 2008;28(6):1571-1582. doi: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2008.01111.x

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Busby, J S. / Analysing complicity in risk. In: Risk Analysis. 2008 ; Vol. 28, No. 6. pp. 1571-1582.

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