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Stability of democracies : A complex systems perspective. / Wiesner, K.; Birdi, A.; Eliassi-Rad, T.; Farrell, H.; Garcia, D.; Lewandowsky, S.; Palacios, P.; Ross, D.; Sornette, D.; Thébault, Karim P Y.

In: European Journal of Physics, Vol. 40, No. 1, 014002, 01.2019.

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Wiesner, K, Birdi, A, Eliassi-Rad, T, Farrell, H, Garcia, D, Lewandowsky, S, Palacios, P, Ross, D, Sornette, D & Thébault, KPY 2019, 'Stability of democracies: A complex systems perspective', European Journal of Physics, vol. 40, no. 1, 014002. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6404/aaeb4d

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Wiesner K, Birdi A, Eliassi-Rad T, Farrell H, Garcia D, Lewandowsky S et al. Stability of democracies: A complex systems perspective. European Journal of Physics. 2019 Jan;40(1). 014002. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6404/aaeb4d

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Wiesner, K. ; Birdi, A. ; Eliassi-Rad, T. ; Farrell, H. ; Garcia, D. ; Lewandowsky, S. ; Palacios, P. ; Ross, D. ; Sornette, D. ; Thébault, Karim P Y. / Stability of democracies : A complex systems perspective. In: European Journal of Physics. 2019 ; Vol. 40, No. 1.

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