Common goods, Matrix Games and Institutional Solutions

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HOLZINGER, Katharina, 2003. Common goods, Matrix Games and Institutional Solutions. In: European Journal of International Relations. 9(2), pp. 173-212. ISSN 0000-0000. Available under: doi: 10.1177/1354066103009002002

@article{Holzinger2003Commo-14160, title={Common goods, Matrix Games and Institutional Solutions}, year={2003}, doi={10.1177/1354066103009002002}, number={2}, volume={9}, issn={0000-0000}, journal={European Journal of International Relations}, pages={173--212}, author={Holzinger, Katharina} }

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