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Poulantzas's Staatstheorie as a Modern Classic. / Jessop, Bob.

Poulantzas Lesen. ed. / Lars Brettauer; Alexander Gallas; John Kanankulam; Ingo Stützle. Hamburg, Germany : Das Argument Verlag, 2006.

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Jessop, B 2006, Poulantzas's Staatstheorie as a Modern Classic. in L Brettauer, A Gallas, J Kanankulam & I Stützle (eds), Poulantzas Lesen. Das Argument Verlag, Hamburg, Germany.

APA

Jessop, B. (2006). Poulantzas's Staatstheorie as a Modern Classic. In L. Brettauer, A. Gallas, J. Kanankulam, & I. Stützle (Eds.), Poulantzas Lesen Das Argument Verlag.

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Jessop B. Poulantzas's Staatstheorie as a Modern Classic. In Brettauer L, Gallas A, Kanankulam J, Stützle I, editors, Poulantzas Lesen. Hamburg, Germany: Das Argument Verlag. 2006

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Jessop, Bob. / Poulantzas's Staatstheorie as a Modern Classic. Poulantzas Lesen. editor / Lars Brettauer ; Alexander Gallas ; John Kanankulam ; Ingo Stützle. Hamburg, Germany : Das Argument Verlag, 2006.

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