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The Procedural Democratic Legitimacy of Constiutional Courts. / Carrick, Ross.

Edinburgh : Edinburgh University School of Law, 2012. (Edinburgh School of Law Research Papers; No. 2012/01).

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Carrick, R 2012 'The Procedural Democratic Legitimacy of Constiutional Courts' Edinburgh School of Law Research Papers, no. 2012/01, Edinburgh University School of Law, Edinburgh., 10.2139/ssrn.1986857

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Carrick, R. (2012). The Procedural Democratic Legitimacy of Constiutional Courts. (Edinburgh School of Law Research Papers; No. 2012/01). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University School of Law. 10.2139/ssrn.1986857

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Carrick R. The Procedural Democratic Legitimacy of Constiutional Courts. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University School of Law. 2012 Jan 18, (Edinburgh School of Law Research Papers; 2012/01). Available from: 10.2139/ssrn.1986857

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Carrick, Ross / The Procedural Democratic Legitimacy of Constiutional Courts.

Edinburgh : Edinburgh University School of Law, 2012. (Edinburgh School of Law Research Papers; No. 2012/01).

Research output: Working paper

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