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Weak comparability of values as a foundation for ecological economics. / Martinez-Alier, Joan; Munda, Giuseppe; O'Neill, John.

In: Ecological Economics, Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.09.1998, p. 277-286.

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Martinez-Alier, J, Munda, G & O'Neill, J 1998, 'Weak comparability of values as a foundation for ecological economics', Ecological Economics, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 277-286. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0921-8009(97)00120-1

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Martinez-Alier, Joan ; Munda, Giuseppe ; O'Neill, John. / Weak comparability of values as a foundation for ecological economics. In: Ecological Economics. 1998 ; Vol. 26, No. 3. pp. 277-286.

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