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- Investigate and compare public sector institutions, services, cultures and goods, including in relation to other sectors (markets, civil society and so on);
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Levitas, R, 2011, Utopia calling: Eradicating child poverty in the United Kingdom and beyond, in A. Minujin and S. Nandy (eds) Global child poverty and well-being: Measurement, concepts, policy and action, Bristol: Policy Press, 449–73
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