Reflections on the Academic Policy Analysis Process and the UK Identity Cards Scheme

  title={Reflections on the Academic Policy Analysis Process and the UK Identity Cards Scheme},
  author={Edgar A. Whitley and Ian Hosein and Ian O. Angell and Simon Davies},
  journal={The Information Society},
  pages={51 - 58}
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