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Legal decisions, affective justice, and 'moving on'? / Fijalkowski, Agata Alexandra; Larsen, Sigrun Valderhaug.

In: Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 7, No. 2, 01.01.2017, p. 337-364.

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Fijalkowski, AA & Larsen, SV 2017, 'Legal decisions, affective justice, and 'moving on'?', Oñati Socio-Legal Series, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 337-364. <http://opo.iisj.net/index.php/osls/article/view/725>

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Fijalkowski AA, Larsen SV. Legal decisions, affective justice, and 'moving on'? Oñati Socio-Legal Series. 2017 Jan 1;7(2):337-364.

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Fijalkowski, Agata Alexandra ; Larsen, Sigrun Valderhaug. / Legal decisions, affective justice, and 'moving on'?. In: Oñati Socio-Legal Series. 2017 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 337-364.

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