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Spatial dependence in constitutional constraints: the case of US states

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Constitutional Political Economy.

    Volume (Year): 23 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 134-165

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:copoec:v:23:y:2012:i:2:p:134-165
    DOI: 10.1007/s10602-012-9117-4
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