Algeria's political economy (1999–2002): an economic solution to the crisis?

  title={Algeria's political economy (1999–2002): an economic solution to the crisis?},
  author={Iv{\'a}n Mart{\'i}n},
  journal={The Journal of North African Studies},
  pages={34 - 74}
  • I. Martín
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Economics
  • The Journal of North African Studies
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