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'Thinking outside the box'? Trade union organizing strategies and Polish migrant workers in the United Kingdom. / Fitzgerald, I.; Hardy, J.

In: British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2010, p. 131-150.

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