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Power, contested institutions and land: repoliticising analysis of natural resources and conflict in Darfur

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Power, contested institutions and land : repoliticising analysis of natural resources and conflict in Darfur. / Bromwich, Brendan Colin.

In: Journal of Eastern African Studies, 2017, p. 1-21.

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Bromwich, BC 2017, 'Power, contested institutions and land: repoliticising analysis of natural resources and conflict in Darfur', Journal of Eastern African Studies, pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/17531055.2017.1403782

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Bromwich, B. C. (2017). Power, contested institutions and land: repoliticising analysis of natural resources and conflict in Darfur. Journal of Eastern African Studies, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/17531055.2017.1403782

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Bromwich BC. Power, contested institutions and land: repoliticising analysis of natural resources and conflict in Darfur. Journal of Eastern African Studies. 2017;1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/17531055.2017.1403782

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Bromwich, Brendan Colin. / Power, contested institutions and land : repoliticising analysis of natural resources and conflict in Darfur. In: Journal of Eastern African Studies. 2017 ; pp. 1-21.

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