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The Determinants of Religious Radicalization : Evidence from Kenya

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RINK, Anselm, Kunaal SHARMA, 2018. The Determinants of Religious Radicalization : Evidence from Kenya. In: Journal of Conflict Resolution. 62(6), pp. 1229-1261. ISSN 0022-0027. eISSN 1552-8766. Available under: doi: 10.1177/0022002716678986

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