Bibliography (under construction - November 2015)


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Helen Schwartzman's seminal book on meetings from 1989.

Schwartzman, Helen B. (1989). The meeting. Gatherings in Organizations and Communities. Springer US.

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Sandler, Jen (2008). What Works? Who Decides?: Scientific Evidence, Local Governance and the Politics of Knowledge in Social and Educational Reform. ProQuest Digital Dissertations.

Sandler, Jen (2011). Re-Framing the Politics of Urban Feeding in U.S. Public Schools: Parents, Programs, Activists, and the State. In Robert, S., and Weaver-Hightower, M. (Eds.) School Food Politics: The complex ecology of hunger and feeding in schools around the world. New York: Peter Lang, p. 25-45.

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Thedvall, Renita. (2005). The meeting as a shaper of the decision-making process. The case of the EU Employment Committee. Score working paper series: 2005:1.

Thedvall, Renita (2006). Eurocrats at Work. Negotiating Transparency in Postnational Employment Policy. Dissertation in Social Anthropology, Stockholm University. Stockholm Studies in Social Anthropology, 58.

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