Liminal geopolitics: the subjectivity and spatiality of diplomacy at the margins

  title={Liminal geopolitics: the subjectivity and spatiality of diplomacy at the margins},
  author={Fiona McConnell},
  journal={Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers},
  • Fiona McConnell
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
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