It's Complicated : Looking Closely at Women in Violent Extremism. / Sjoberg, Laura; Gentry, Caron.

In: Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 17, No. 2, 29.09.2016, p. 23-30.

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It's Complicated : Looking Closely at Women in Violent Extremism. / Sjoberg, Laura; Gentry, Caron.

In: Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 17, No. 2, 29.09.2016, p. 23-30.

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Sjoberg, L & Gentry, C 2016, 'It's Complicated: Looking Closely at Women in Violent Extremism', Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 23-30. https://doi.org/10.1353/gia.2016.0021

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Sjoberg, L., & Gentry, C. (2016). It's Complicated: Looking Closely at Women in Violent Extremism. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 17(2), 23-30. https://doi.org/10.1353/gia.2016.0021

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Sjoberg L, Gentry C. It's Complicated: Looking Closely at Women in Violent Extremism. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. 2016 Sep 29;17(2):23-30. https://doi.org/10.1353/gia.2016.0021

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Sjoberg, Laura ; Gentry, Caron. / It's Complicated : Looking Closely at Women in Violent Extremism. In: Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. 2016 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 23-30.

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