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The Implications of England’s Northern Powerhouse for Cultural Democracy and Regional Cultural Policymaking. / Gilmore, Abigail; Walmsley, Ben .

2016. Paper presented at International Conference of Cultural Policy Research 2016, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.

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Gilmore, A & Walmsley, B 2016, 'The Implications of England’s Northern Powerhouse for Cultural Democracy and Regional Cultural Policymaking', Paper presented at International Conference of Cultural Policy Research 2016, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 6/07/16 - 9/07/16.

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Gilmore, A., & Walmsley, B. (2016). The Implications of England’s Northern Powerhouse for Cultural Democracy and Regional Cultural Policymaking. Paper presented at International Conference of Cultural Policy Research 2016, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.

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Gilmore A, Walmsley B. The Implications of England’s Northern Powerhouse for Cultural Democracy and Regional Cultural Policymaking. 2016. Paper presented at International Conference of Cultural Policy Research 2016, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.

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Gilmore, Abigail ; Walmsley, Ben . / The Implications of England’s Northern Powerhouse for Cultural Democracy and Regional Cultural Policymaking. Paper presented at International Conference of Cultural Policy Research 2016, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.12 p.

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