Internatıonal polıtıcal economy of neolıberal structuratıon of turkısh electrıcıty market

Ünal, Serhan
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Citation Formats
S. Ünal, “Internatıonal polıtıcal economy of neolıberal structuratıon of turkısh electrıcıty market,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2021.