Diverging attitudes to technology and innovation in Anti-War movement organisationsCitation formats

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Diverging attitudes to technology and innovation in Anti-War movement organisations. / Gillan, Kevin.

Net working/Networking: : Citizen Initiated Politics. ed. / Tapio Häyhtiö; Jarmo Rinne. Tampere : Tampere University Press, 2008. p. 74-102.

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Gillan, K 2008, Diverging attitudes to technology and innovation in Anti-War movement organisations. in T Häyhtiö & J Rinne (eds), Net working/Networking: : Citizen Initiated Politics. Tampere University Press, Tampere, pp. 74-102.

APA

Gillan, K. (2008). Diverging attitudes to technology and innovation in Anti-War movement organisations. In T. Häyhtiö, & J. Rinne (Eds.), Net working/Networking: : Citizen Initiated Politics (pp. 74-102). Tampere: Tampere University Press.

Vancouver

Gillan K. Diverging attitudes to technology and innovation in Anti-War movement organisations. In Häyhtiö T, Rinne J, editors, Net working/Networking: : Citizen Initiated Politics. Tampere: Tampere University Press. 2008. p. 74-102

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Gillan, Kevin. / Diverging attitudes to technology and innovation in Anti-War movement organisations. Net working/Networking: : Citizen Initiated Politics. editor / Tapio Häyhtiö ; Jarmo Rinne. Tampere : Tampere University Press, 2008. pp. 74-102

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