The global political economy of social crisis: Towards a critique of the ‘failed state’ ideology

@article{Jones2008TheGP,
  title={The global political economy of social crisis: Towards a critique of the ‘failed state’ ideology},
  author={Branwen Gruffydd Jones},
  journal={Review of International Political Economy},
  year={2008},
  volume={15},
  pages={180 - 205}
}
  • B. Jones
  • Published 16 April 2008
  • Sociology, Economics
  • Review of International Political Economy
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