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NGOs, trust, and the accountability agenda. / Keating, Vincent Charles; Thrandardottir, Erla.

In: British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 134-151.

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Keating, VC & Thrandardottir, E 2017, 'NGOs, trust, and the accountability agenda', British Journal of Politics and International Relations, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 134-151. https://doi.org/10.1177/1369148116682655

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Keating, V. C., & Thrandardottir, E. (2017). NGOs, trust, and the accountability agenda. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 19(1), 134-151. https://doi.org/10.1177/1369148116682655

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Keating VC, Thrandardottir E. NGOs, trust, and the accountability agenda. British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 2017 Jan 1;19(1):134-151. https://doi.org/10.1177/1369148116682655

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Keating, Vincent Charles ; Thrandardottir, Erla. / NGOs, trust, and the accountability agenda. In: British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 2017 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 134-151.

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