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M. F. Tayfur, “Systemic-structural approaches, world-system analysis and the study of foreign policy,” ODTÜ Gelişme Dergisi, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 265–299, 2000, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: