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Mediating climate politics: the surprising case of Brazil

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Mediating climate politics : the surprising case of Brazil. / Dayrell, Carmen; Urry, John.

In: European Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 18, No. 3, 08.2015, p. 257-273.

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Dayrell C, Urry J. Mediating climate politics: the surprising case of Brazil. European Journal of Social Theory. 2015 Aug;18(3):257-273. Epub 2015 Apr 22. doi: 10.1177/1368431015579962

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Dayrell, Carmen ; Urry, John. / Mediating climate politics : the surprising case of Brazil. In: European Journal of Social Theory. 2015 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 257-273.

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