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Beyond wishful thinking : a FPE perspective on commoning, care,and the promise of co-housing. / Tummers, Lidewij; Macgregor, Sherilyn.

In: International Journal of the Commons, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2019, p. 62-83.

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Tummers, L & Macgregor, S 2019, 'Beyond wishful thinking: a FPE perspective on commoning, care,and the promise of co-housing' International Journal of the Commons, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 62-83. https://doi.org/10.18352/ijc.918

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Tummers, Lidewij ; Macgregor, Sherilyn. / Beyond wishful thinking : a FPE perspective on commoning, care,and the promise of co-housing. In: International Journal of the Commons. 2019 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 62-83.

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