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"Good nations" and "bad nations": critical theory, judgement and the naturalisation of memory

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"Good nations" and "bad nations" : critical theory, judgement and the naturalisation of memory. / Seymour, David.

In: International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, Vol. 25, No. 3, 09.2012, p. 339-354.

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Seymour, David. / "Good nations" and "bad nations" : critical theory, judgement and the naturalisation of memory. In: International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. 2012 ; Vol. 25, No. 3. pp. 339-354.

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