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Power/knowledge and impact assessment: creating new spaces for expertise in international development

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Power/knowledge and impact assessment : creating new spaces for expertise in international development. / Hayes, Niall; Westrup, Chris.

In: New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol. 27, No. 1, 03.2012, p. 9-22.

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Hayes, Niall ; Westrup, Chris. / Power/knowledge and impact assessment : creating new spaces for expertise in international development. In: New Technology, Work and Employment. 2012 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 9-22.

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