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Sovereignty, the ‘resource curse’ and the limits of good governance: a political economy of oil in Ghana. / Phillips, Jon; Hailwood, Elena; Brooks, Andrew Richard.

In: Review of African Political Economy, Vol. 43, No. 147, 2016, p. 26-42.

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Phillips, J, Hailwood, E & Brooks, AR 2016, 'Sovereignty, the ‘resource curse’ and the limits of good governance: a political economy of oil in Ghana', Review of African Political Economy, vol. 43, no. 147, pp. 26-42. https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2015.1049520

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Phillips, J., Hailwood, E., & Brooks, A. R. (2016). Sovereignty, the ‘resource curse’ and the limits of good governance: a political economy of oil in Ghana. Review of African Political Economy, 43(147), 26-42. https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2015.1049520

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Phillips J, Hailwood E, Brooks AR. Sovereignty, the ‘resource curse’ and the limits of good governance: a political economy of oil in Ghana. Review of African Political Economy. 2016;43(147):26-42. https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2015.1049520

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Phillips, Jon ; Hailwood, Elena ; Brooks, Andrew Richard. / Sovereignty, the ‘resource curse’ and the limits of good governance: a political economy of oil in Ghana. In: Review of African Political Economy. 2016 ; Vol. 43, No. 147. pp. 26-42.

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