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End of the Lone Wolf: The Typology that Should Not Have Been

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End of the Lone Wolf: The Typology that Should Not Have Been. / Schuurman, Bart; Lindekilde, Lasse; Malthaner, Stefan; O'Connor, Francis ; Gill, Paul; Bouhana, Noemié.

I: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Bind 42, Nr. 8, 2019, s. 771-778.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisKommentar/debatForskningpeer review

Harvard

Schuurman, B, Lindekilde, L, Malthaner, S, O'Connor, F, Gill, P & Bouhana, N 2019, 'End of the Lone Wolf: The Typology that Should Not Have Been', Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, bind 42, nr. 8, s. 771-778. https://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2017.1419554

APA

Schuurman, B., Lindekilde, L., Malthaner, S., O'Connor, F., Gill, P., & Bouhana, N. (2019). End of the Lone Wolf: The Typology that Should Not Have Been. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 42(8), 771-778. https://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2017.1419554

CBE

Schuurman B, Lindekilde L, Malthaner S, O'Connor F, Gill P, Bouhana N. 2019. End of the Lone Wolf: The Typology that Should Not Have Been. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. 42(8):771-778. https://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2017.1419554

MLA

Schuurman, Bart o.a.. "End of the Lone Wolf: The Typology that Should Not Have Been". Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. 2019, 42(8). 771-778. https://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2017.1419554

Vancouver

Schuurman B, Lindekilde L, Malthaner S, O'Connor F, Gill P, Bouhana N. End of the Lone Wolf: The Typology that Should Not Have Been. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. 2019;42(8):771-778. https://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2017.1419554

Author

Schuurman, Bart ; Lindekilde, Lasse ; Malthaner, Stefan ; O'Connor, Francis ; Gill, Paul ; Bouhana, Noemié. / End of the Lone Wolf: The Typology that Should Not Have Been. I: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. 2019 ; Bind 42, Nr. 8. s. 771-778.

Bibtex

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