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Globally Aum: the Aum affair, counterterrorism and religion

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Globally Aum : the Aum affair, counterterrorism and religion. / Reader, Ian.

In: Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2012, p. 177-196.

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Reader I. Globally Aum: the Aum affair, counterterrorism and religion. Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. 2012;39(1):177-196.

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Reader, Ian. / Globally Aum : the Aum affair, counterterrorism and religion. In: Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. 2012 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 177-196.

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