Bourdieu, International Relations and European Security

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Bourdieu, International Relations and European Security. / Berling, Trine Villumsen.

In: Theory and Society, Vol. 41, No. 5, 2012, p. 451-478.

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Berling, TV 2012, 'Bourdieu, International Relations and European Security', Theory and Society, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 451-478. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11186-012-9175-7

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Berling, T. V. (2012). Bourdieu, International Relations and European Security. Theory and Society, 41(5), 451-478. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11186-012-9175-7

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Berling TV. Bourdieu, International Relations and European Security. Theory and Society. 2012;41(5):451-478. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11186-012-9175-7

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Berling, Trine Villumsen. / Bourdieu, International Relations and European Security. In: Theory and Society. 2012 ; Vol. 41, No. 5. pp. 451-478.

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