Western villains or Balkan barbarism? representations and responsibility in the debate over Bosnia by Lene Hansen

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  • Pacific settlement of international disputes.,
  • Security, International.,
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Diplomatic history.,
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Peace.

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Statementby Lene Hansen.
SeriesLicentiatserien -- 1998, nr.2, Licentiatserien -- 1998/2
LC ClassificationsDR1313.7.D58 H35 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 416 p.
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21771103M
ISBN 108773933740

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