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Putting practice into policy: reconfiguring questions of consumption and climate change

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Putting practice into policy : reconfiguring questions of consumption and climate change. / Shove, Elizabeth.

In: Contemporary Social Science, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2014, p. 415-429.

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Shove E. Putting practice into policy: reconfiguring questions of consumption and climate change. Contemporary Social Science. 2014;9(4):415-429. Epub 2012 Jul 3. doi: 10.1080/21582041.2012.692484

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Shove, Elizabeth. / Putting practice into policy : reconfiguring questions of consumption and climate change. In: Contemporary Social Science. 2014 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 415-429.

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