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Space, state-building and the hydraulic mission : Crafting the Mozambican State. / Rusca, Maria; dos Santos, Tatiana; Menga, F et al.

In: ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C, Vol. 37, No. 5, 01.08.2019, p. 868-888.

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Rusca, M, dos Santos, T, Menga, F, Mirumachi, N, Schwartz, K & Hordijk, M 2019, 'Space, state-building and the hydraulic mission: Crafting the Mozambican State', ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 868-888. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263774X18812171

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Rusca, M., dos Santos, T., Menga, F., Mirumachi, N., Schwartz, K., & Hordijk, M. (2019). Space, state-building and the hydraulic mission: Crafting the Mozambican State. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C, 37(5), 868-888. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263774X18812171

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Rusca M, dos Santos T, Menga F, Mirumachi N, Schwartz K, Hordijk M. Space, state-building and the hydraulic mission: Crafting the Mozambican State. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C. 2019 Aug 1;37(5):868-888. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263774X18812171

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Rusca, Maria ; dos Santos, Tatiana ; Menga, F et al. / Space, state-building and the hydraulic mission : Crafting the Mozambican State. In: ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C. 2019 ; Vol. 37, No. 5. pp. 868-888.

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