Germany Must Shift from a Crisis Agenda to Building Europe
Version of Record online: 30 OCT 2012
© 2012 The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
New Perspectives Quarterly
Volume 29, Issue 4, pages 45–46, Fall 2012
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PRODI, R. (2012), Germany Must Shift from a Crisis Agenda to Building Europe. New Perspectives Quarterly, 29: 45–46. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-5842.2012.01343.x
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