The predatory state and coercive assimilation: The case of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang

  title={The predatory state and coercive assimilation: The case of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang},
  author={Greg Caskey and Ilia Murtazashvili},
  journal={Public Choice},


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