The Faroe Islands: Independence dreams, globalist separatism and the Europeanization of postcolonial home rule

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The Faroe Islands: Independence dreams, globalist separatism and the Europeanization of postcolonial home rule. / Adler-Nissen, Rebecca.

I: Cooperation and Conflict, Bind 49, Nr. 1, 2014, s. 55-79.

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Adler-Nissen, R 2014, 'The Faroe Islands: Independence dreams, globalist separatism and the Europeanization of postcolonial home rule', Cooperation and Conflict, bind 49, nr. 1, s. 55-79. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010836713514150

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Adler-Nissen, R. (2014). The Faroe Islands: Independence dreams, globalist separatism and the Europeanization of postcolonial home rule. Cooperation and Conflict, 49(1), 55-79. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010836713514150

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Adler-Nissen R. The Faroe Islands: Independence dreams, globalist separatism and the Europeanization of postcolonial home rule. Cooperation and Conflict. 2014;49(1):55-79. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010836713514150

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Adler-Nissen, Rebecca. / The Faroe Islands: Independence dreams, globalist separatism and the Europeanization of postcolonial home rule. I: Cooperation and Conflict. 2014 ; Bind 49, Nr. 1. s. 55-79.

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