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Governing transitions in the sustainability of everyday life. / Shove, Elizabeth; Walker, Gordon.

In: Research Policy, Vol. 39, No. 4, 05.2010, p. 471-476.

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Shove, Elizabeth ; Walker, Gordon. / Governing transitions in the sustainability of everyday life. In: Research Policy. 2010 ; Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 471-476.

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