Geographic determinants of indiscriminate violence in civil wars


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SCHUTTE, Sebastian, 2017. Geographic determinants of indiscriminate violence in civil wars. In: Conflict Management and Peace Science. 34(4), pp. 380-405. ISSN 0738-8942. eISSN 1549-9219

@article{Schutte2017-07Geogr-36449, title={Geographic determinants of indiscriminate violence in civil wars}, year={2017}, doi={10.1177/0738894215593690}, number={4}, volume={34}, issn={0738-8942}, journal={Conflict Management and Peace Science}, pages={380--405}, author={Schutte, Sebastian} }

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