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Revisiting the concept of representation. / Baker, Gideon.

In: Parliamentary Affairs, Vol. 59, No. 1, 01.2006, p. 155-172.

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Baker, G 2006, 'Revisiting the concept of representation.', Parliamentary Affairs, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 155-172. https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsj002

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Baker, G. (2006). Revisiting the concept of representation. Parliamentary Affairs, 59(1), 155-172. https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsj002

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Baker G. Revisiting the concept of representation. Parliamentary Affairs. 2006 Jan;59(1):155-172. doi: 10.1093/pa/gsj002

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Baker, Gideon. / Revisiting the concept of representation. In: Parliamentary Affairs. 2006 ; Vol. 59, No. 1. pp. 155-172.

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