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COLLIER, Paul, Anke HOEFFLER, 2007. Civil War. In: SANDLER, Todd, ed., Keith HARTLEY, ed.. Handbook of Defense Economics : Defense in a Globalized World. Amsterdam:North-Holland, pp. 711-739. ISBN 978-0-444-51910-8

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