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Historical Approaches to African Politics. / Pierce, Steven.

Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics. Oxford University Press, 2019.

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Pierce, S 2019, Historical Approaches to African Politics. in Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1356

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Pierce, S. (2019). Historical Approaches to African Politics. In Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1356

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Pierce S. Historical Approaches to African Politics. In Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics. Oxford University Press. 2019 https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1356

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Pierce, Steven. / Historical Approaches to African Politics. Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics. Oxford University Press, 2019.

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