A Hegelian realist constructivist account of war, identity, and state formation

@article{MacKay2018AHR,
  title={A Hegelian realist constructivist account of war, identity, and state formation},
  author={Joseph MacKay and Jamie Levin},
  journal={Journal of International Relations and Development},
  year={2018},
  volume={21},
  pages={75-100}
}
  • Joseph MacKay, J. Levin
  • Published 29 January 2018
  • Political Science
  • Journal of International Relations and Development
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