Ecological civilization Politics and Governance in Hangzhou: New pathways to green urban development

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Ecological civilization Politics and Governance in Hangzhou: New pathways to green urban development. / Delman, Jørgen.

I: The Asia - Pacific Journal : Japan Focus, Bind 16, Nr. 17/1, 22.08.2018, s. 1.

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Delman, J 2018, 'Ecological civilization Politics and Governance in Hangzhou: New pathways to green urban development', The Asia - Pacific Journal : Japan Focus, bind 16, nr. 17/1, s. 1.

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Delman, J. (2018). Ecological civilization Politics and Governance in Hangzhou: New pathways to green urban development. The Asia - Pacific Journal : Japan Focus, 16(17/1), 1.

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Delman J. Ecological civilization Politics and Governance in Hangzhou: New pathways to green urban development. The Asia - Pacific Journal : Japan Focus. 2018 aug 22;16(17/1):1.

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Delman, Jørgen. / Ecological civilization Politics and Governance in Hangzhou: New pathways to green urban development. I: The Asia - Pacific Journal : Japan Focus. 2018 ; Bind 16, Nr. 17/1. s. 1.

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