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Towards a political ontology of state power: A comment on Colin Hay's article

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Towards a political ontology of state power : A comment on Colin Hay's article. / Jessop, Bob.

In: British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 65, No. 3, 09.2014, p. 481-486.

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Jessop B. Towards a political ontology of state power: A comment on Colin Hay's article. British Journal of Sociology. 2014 Sep;65(3):481-486. doi: 10.1111/1468-4446.12087

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Jessop, Bob. / Towards a political ontology of state power : A comment on Colin Hay's article. In: British Journal of Sociology. 2014 ; Vol. 65, No. 3. pp. 481-486.

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