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Performing legitimacy in neighbourhood planning : Conflicting identities and hybrid governance. / Yuille, A.

In: Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, Vol. 38, No. 7-8, 30.11.2020, p. 1367-1385.

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Yuille A. Performing legitimacy in neighbourhood planning: Conflicting identities and hybrid governance. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 2020 Nov 30;38(7-8):1367-1385. Epub 2020 May 21. doi: 10.1177/2399654420925823

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Yuille, A. / Performing legitimacy in neighbourhood planning : Conflicting identities and hybrid governance. In: Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 2020 ; Vol. 38, No. 7-8. pp. 1367-1385.

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