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Does Religiosity Promote Property Rights and the Rule of Law?

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Does Religiosity Promote Property Rights and the Rule of Law? / Berggren, Niclas; Bjørnskov, Christian.

Aarhus : Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, 2012.

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Harvard

Berggren, N & Bjørnskov, C 2012 'Does Religiosity Promote Property Rights and the Rule of Law?' Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus.

APA

Berggren, N., & Bjørnskov, C. (2012). Does Religiosity Promote Property Rights and the Rule of Law? Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet.

CBE

Berggren N, Bjørnskov C. 2012. Does Religiosity Promote Property Rights and the Rule of Law?. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet.

MLA

Berggren, Niclas and Christian Bjørnskov Does Religiosity Promote Property Rights and the Rule of Law?. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. 2012., 34 p.

Vancouver

Berggren N, Bjørnskov C. Does Religiosity Promote Property Rights and the Rule of Law? Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. 2012.

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Berggren, Niclas ; Bjørnskov, Christian. / Does Religiosity Promote Property Rights and the Rule of Law?. Aarhus : Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, 2012.

Bibtex

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