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Performing piracy: a note on the multiplicity of agency

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Performing piracy : a note on the multiplicity of agency. / Bueger, Christian.

I: Journal of International Relations and Development, Bind 22, Nr. 4, 2019, s. 832-852.

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Bueger, C 2019, 'Performing piracy: a note on the multiplicity of agency', Journal of International Relations and Development, bind 22, nr. 4, s. 832-852. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41268-017-0122-0

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Bueger, C. (2019). Performing piracy: a note on the multiplicity of agency. Journal of International Relations and Development, 22(4), 832-852. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41268-017-0122-0

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Bueger C. Performing piracy: a note on the multiplicity of agency. Journal of International Relations and Development. 2019;22(4):832-852. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41268-017-0122-0

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Bueger, Christian. / Performing piracy : a note on the multiplicity of agency. I: Journal of International Relations and Development. 2019 ; Bind 22, Nr. 4. s. 832-852.

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