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Successful terrorism : a framework and review. / Marsden, Sarah.

In: Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2012, p. 134-150.

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Marsden, S 2012, 'Successful terrorism: a framework and review', Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 134-150. https://doi.org/10.1080/19434472.2011.582705

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Marsden, S. (2012). Successful terrorism: a framework and review. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 4(2), 134-150. https://doi.org/10.1080/19434472.2011.582705

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Marsden S. Successful terrorism: a framework and review. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. 2012;4(2):134-150. Epub 2011 Jun 6. doi: 10.1080/19434472.2011.582705

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Marsden, Sarah. / Successful terrorism : a framework and review. In: Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. 2012 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 134-150.

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