‘A codified constitution is a massive deal’: young people, deliberative democracy and A new Magna Carta? / Royal Holloway Group PR3710.

In: Youth Voice Journal, 08.02.2016, p. 1-16.

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In: Youth Voice Journal, 08.02.2016, p. 1-16.

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Royal Holloway Group PR3710. / ‘A codified constitution is a massive deal’: young people, deliberative democracy and A new Magna Carta?. In: Youth Voice Journal. 2016 ; pp. 1-16.

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