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Participation, discourse and power: a case study in service user involvement

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Participation, discourse and power : a case study in service user involvement. / Hodge, S .

In: Critical Social Policy, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2005, p. 164-179.

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Hodge S. Participation, discourse and power: a case study in service user involvement. Critical Social Policy. 2005;25(2):164-179. doi: 10.1177/0261018305051324

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Hodge, S . / Participation, discourse and power : a case study in service user involvement. In: Critical Social Policy. 2005 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 164-179.

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