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Islam and Ideology in World Politics

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Islam and Ideology in World Politics. / Kersten, Carool.

Ideologies in World Politics. ed. / Klaus-Gerd Giesen. Wiesbaden : Springer, 2020. p. 11-31.

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Kersten, C 2020, Islam and Ideology in World Politics. in K-G Giesen (ed.), Ideologies in World Politics. Springer, Wiesbaden, pp. 11-31.

APA

Kersten, C. (2020). Islam and Ideology in World Politics. In K-G. Giesen (Ed.), Ideologies in World Politics (pp. 11-31). Springer.

Vancouver

Kersten C. Islam and Ideology in World Politics. In Giesen K-G, editor, Ideologies in World Politics. Wiesbaden: Springer. 2020. p. 11-31

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Kersten, Carool. / Islam and Ideology in World Politics. Ideologies in World Politics. editor / Klaus-Gerd Giesen. Wiesbaden : Springer, 2020. pp. 11-31

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