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After the green gold rush: The construction of climate change as a market transition. / Janković, Vladimir; Bowman, Andrew.

In: Economy and Society, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2014, p. 233-259.

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Janković, Vladimir ; Bowman, Andrew. / After the green gold rush: The construction of climate change as a market transition. In: Economy and Society. 2014 ; Vol. 43, No. 2. pp. 233-259.

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