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Governing through Biometrics: The Biopolitics of Identity

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Governing through Biometrics : The Biopolitics of Identity. / Ajana, B.

Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 256 p.

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Ajana, B 2013, Governing through Biometrics: The Biopolitics of Identity. Palgrave Macmillan.

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Ajana, B. (2013). Governing through Biometrics: The Biopolitics of Identity. Palgrave Macmillan.

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Ajana B. Governing through Biometrics: The Biopolitics of Identity. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 256 p.

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Ajana, B. / Governing through Biometrics : The Biopolitics of Identity. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 256 p.

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