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Samuel P. Huntington, Brazilian ‘decompression’ and democracy. / Pereira, Anthony W.

In: Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 53, No. 2, 2100025, 05.2021, p. 349-371.

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Pereira, AW 2021, 'Samuel P. Huntington, Brazilian ‘decompression’ and democracy', Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 53, no. 2, 2100025, pp. 349-371. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X21000250

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Pereira, A. W. (2021). Samuel P. Huntington, Brazilian ‘decompression’ and democracy. Journal of Latin American Studies, 53(2), 349-371. [2100025]. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X21000250

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Pereira AW. Samuel P. Huntington, Brazilian ‘decompression’ and democracy. Journal of Latin American Studies. 2021 May;53(2):349-371. 2100025. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X21000250

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Pereira, Anthony W. / Samuel P. Huntington, Brazilian ‘decompression’ and democracy. In: Journal of Latin American Studies. 2021 ; Vol. 53, No. 2. pp. 349-371.

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