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Kucsko-Stadlmayer, G. Die Zukunft des Beamtentums: Zwischen Recht und Politik, Staats- und Verwaltungslehre. Die Verwaltung, 42(1), 27-53.
Kucsko-Stadlmayer, Gabriele "Die Zukunft des Beamtentums: Zwischen Recht und Politik, Staats- und Verwaltungslehre" Die Verwaltung 42.1, , 27-53.
Kucsko-Stadlmayer, Gabriele: Die Zukunft des Beamtentums: Zwischen Recht und Politik, Staats- und Verwaltungslehre, in: Die Verwaltung, vol. 42, iss. 1, 27-53, [online]


Die Zukunft des Beamtentums: Zwischen Recht und Politik, Staats- und Verwaltungslehre

Kucsko-Stadlmayer, Gabriele

Die Verwaltung, Vol. 42 (2009), Iss. 1 : pp. 27–53

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1Prof. Dr. Gabriele Kucsko-Stadlmayer, Universität Wien, Institut für Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht, Schottenbastei 10-16, A-1010 Wien.

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