Policy Advocacy in Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Performance on Gendering Executive AttentionCitation formats

  • Authors:
  • Claire Annesley
  • Isabelle Engeli
  • Francesca Gains
  • Sandra L. Resodihardjo

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Policy Advocacy in Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Performance on Gendering Executive Attention. / Annesley, Claire; Engeli, Isabelle; Gains, Francesca; Resodihardjo, Sandra L.

In: West European Politics, Vol. 37, No. 5, 2014, p. 886-902.

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Annesley, C, Engeli, I, Gains, F & Resodihardjo, SL 2014, 'Policy Advocacy in Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Performance on Gendering Executive Attention', West European Politics, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 886-902. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2014.902168

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Annesley, Claire ; Engeli, Isabelle ; Gains, Francesca ; Resodihardjo, Sandra L. / Policy Advocacy in Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Performance on Gendering Executive Attention. In: West European Politics. 2014 ; Vol. 37, No. 5. pp. 886-902.

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