Group Segregation and Urban Violence

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BHAVNANI, Ravi, Karsten DONNAY, Dan MIODOWNIK, Maayan MOR, Dirk HELBING, 2014. Group Segregation and Urban Violence. In: American Journal of Political Science. 58(1), pp. 226-245. ISSN 0092-5853. eISSN 1540-5907. Available under: doi: 10.1111/ajps.12045

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