Political Neo-Malthusianism and the Progression of India’s Green Revolution. / Lerner, Adam.

In: Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 48, No. 3, 21.01.2018, p. 485-507.

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Political Neo-Malthusianism and the Progression of India’s Green Revolution. / Lerner, Adam.

In: Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 48, No. 3, 21.01.2018, p. 485-507.

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Lerner, Adam. / Political Neo-Malthusianism and the Progression of India’s Green Revolution. In: Journal of Contemporary Asia. 2018 ; Vol. 48, No. 3. pp. 485-507.

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