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Friendship and the World of States. / Smith, Graham.

In: International Politics, Vol. 48, No. 1, 01.01.2011, p. 10-27.

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Smith, G 2011, 'Friendship and the World of States', International Politics, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 10-27. https://doi.org/10.1057/ip.2010.35

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Smith G. Friendship and the World of States. International Politics. 2011 Jan 1;48(1):10-27. https://doi.org/10.1057/ip.2010.35

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Smith, Graham. / Friendship and the World of States. In: International Politics. 2011 ; Vol. 48, No. 1. pp. 10-27.

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