The European Union's ambiguous concept of 'State Fragility'

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GRIMM, Sonja, 2014. The European Union's ambiguous concept of 'State Fragility'. In: Third World Quarterly. 35(2), pp. 252-267. ISSN 0143-6597. eISSN 1360-2241. Available under: doi: 10.1080/01436597.2014.878130

@article{Grimm2014Europ-29804, title={The European Union's ambiguous concept of 'State Fragility'}, year={2014}, doi={10.1080/01436597.2014.878130}, number={2}, volume={35}, issn={0143-6597}, journal={Third World Quarterly}, pages={252--267}, author={Grimm, Sonja} }

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