Undisciplined IR : Thinking without a Net. / Sjoberg, Laura.

What’s the Point of International Relations? . ed. / Synne Dyvik; Jan Selby; Rorden Wilkinson. 1st. ed. London : Routledge, 2017. p. 159-169.

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Undisciplined IR : Thinking without a Net. / Sjoberg, Laura.

What’s the Point of International Relations? . ed. / Synne Dyvik; Jan Selby; Rorden Wilkinson. 1st. ed. London : Routledge, 2017. p. 159-169.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

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Sjoberg, L 2017, Undisciplined IR: Thinking without a Net. in S Dyvik, J Selby & R Wilkinson (eds), What’s the Point of International Relations? . 1st edn, Routledge, London, pp. 159-169. <https://www.routledge.com/Whats-the-Point-of-International-Relations-1st-Edition/Dyvik-Selby-Wilkinson/p/book/9781138707313>

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Sjoberg, L. (2017). Undisciplined IR: Thinking without a Net. In S. Dyvik, J. Selby, & R. Wilkinson (Eds.), What’s the Point of International Relations? (1st ed., pp. 159-169). Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Whats-the-Point-of-International-Relations-1st-Edition/Dyvik-Selby-Wilkinson/p/book/9781138707313

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Sjoberg L. Undisciplined IR: Thinking without a Net. In Dyvik S, Selby J, Wilkinson R, editors, What’s the Point of International Relations? . 1st ed. London: Routledge. 2017. p. 159-169

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Sjoberg, Laura. / Undisciplined IR : Thinking without a Net. What’s the Point of International Relations? . editor / Synne Dyvik ; Jan Selby ; Rorden Wilkinson. 1st. ed. London : Routledge, 2017. pp. 159-169

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