Department of Political Science

Daniel Finke

Legislative Governance in Times of International Terrorism

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Legislative Governance in Times of International Terrorism. / Koenig, Thomas; Finke, Daniel.

In: Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 59, No. 2, 03.2015, p. 262-282.

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Koenig, T & Finke, D 2015, 'Legislative Governance in Times of International Terrorism', Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 262-282. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022002713503298

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Koenig, Thomas ; Finke, Daniel. / Legislative Governance in Times of International Terrorism. In: Journal of Conflict Resolution. 2015 ; Vol. 59, No. 2. pp. 262-282.

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