Triangulating horizontal inequality : Toward improved conflict analysis

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CEDERMAN, Lars-Erik, Nils B. WEIDMANN, Nils-Christian BORMANN, 2015. Triangulating horizontal inequality : Toward improved conflict analysis. In: Journal of Peace Research. 52(6), pp. 806-821. ISSN 0022-3433. eISSN 1460-3578. Available under: doi: 10.1177/0022343315597969

@article{Cederman2015-11-01Trian-32288, title={Triangulating horizontal inequality : Toward improved conflict analysis}, year={2015}, doi={10.1177/0022343315597969}, number={6}, volume={52}, issn={0022-3433}, journal={Journal of Peace Research}, pages={806--821}, author={Cederman, Lars-Erik and Weidmann, Nils B. and Bormann, Nils-Christian} }

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