The Polder Model Reviewed: Dutch Corporatism 1965—2000

@article{Woldendorp2007ThePM,
  title={The Polder Model Reviewed: Dutch Corporatism 1965—2000},
  author={Jaap J. Woldendorp and Hans Keman},
  journal={Economic and Industrial Democracy},
  year={2007},
  volume={28},
  pages={317 - 347}
}
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