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Modelling sustainability transitions : An assessment of approaches and challenges. / Köhler, Jonathan; de Haan, Fjalar; Holtz, Georg; Kubeczko, Klaus; Moallemi, Enayat; Papachristos, George; Chappin, Emile.

In: Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, Vol. 21, No. 1, 8, 01.01.2018, p. 1-22.

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Köhler, J, de Haan, F, Holtz, G, Kubeczko, K, Moallemi, E, Papachristos, G & Chappin, E 2018, 'Modelling sustainability transitions: An assessment of approaches and challenges' Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, vol. 21, no. 1, 8, pp. 1-22. https://doi.org/10.18564/jasss.3629

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Köhler, J., de Haan, F., Holtz, G., Kubeczko, K., Moallemi, E., Papachristos, G., & Chappin, E. (2018). Modelling sustainability transitions: An assessment of approaches and challenges. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 21(1), 1-22. [8]. https://doi.org/10.18564/jasss.3629

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Köhler J, de Haan F, Holtz G, Kubeczko K, Moallemi E, Papachristos G et al. Modelling sustainability transitions: An assessment of approaches and challenges. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 2018 Jan 1;21(1):1-22. 8. https://doi.org/10.18564/jasss.3629

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Köhler, Jonathan ; de Haan, Fjalar ; Holtz, Georg ; Kubeczko, Klaus ; Moallemi, Enayat ; Papachristos, George ; Chappin, Emile. / Modelling sustainability transitions : An assessment of approaches and challenges. In: Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 2018 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 1-22.

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