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Part I - Methods and Disciplines

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 April 2021

Stefan Grundmann
European University Institute, Florence
Hans-W. Micklitz
European University Institute, Florence
Moritz Renner
Universität Mannheim, Germany
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New Private Law Theory
A Pluralist Approach
, pp. 33 - 128
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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