Strategies of legitimation in Central Asia: regime durability in Turkmenistan

@article{Polese2017StrategiesOL,
  title={Strategies of legitimation in Central Asia: regime durability in Turkmenistan},
  author={Abel Polese and Donnacha {\'O} Beach{\'a}in and S. Hor{\'a}k},
  journal={Contemporary Politics},
  year={2017},
  volume={23},
  pages={427 - 445}
}
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