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Agonism, critical political geography, and the new geographies of peace. / Bregazzi, Harry; Jackson, Mark.

In: Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 42, No. 1, 01.02.2018, p. 72-91.

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Bregazzi, Harry ; Jackson, Mark. / Agonism, critical political geography, and the new geographies of peace. In: Progress in Human Geography. 2018 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 72-91.

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