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Şahin, Mehme
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Citation Formats
M. Şahin, “Systemic change and elite transition: a neoclassical realist appraisal to the political and economic transformation in Russia and China since the 1970s,” Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. International Relations., Middle East Technical University, 2019.