The Ontological Politics of Cyber Security: Emerging Agencies, Actors, Sites and Spaces

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The Ontological Politics of Cyber Security : Emerging Agencies, Actors, Sites and Spaces. / Liebetrau, Tobias; Christensen, Kristoffer Kjærgaard.

I: European Journal of International Security, 02.09.2020.

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Liebetrau, T & Christensen, KK 2020, 'The Ontological Politics of Cyber Security: Emerging Agencies, Actors, Sites and Spaces', European Journal of International Security. https://doi.org/10.1017/eis.2020.10

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Liebetrau, T., & Christensen, K. K. (2020). The Ontological Politics of Cyber Security: Emerging Agencies, Actors, Sites and Spaces. European Journal of International Security. https://doi.org/10.1017/eis.2020.10

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Liebetrau T, Christensen KK. The Ontological Politics of Cyber Security: Emerging Agencies, Actors, Sites and Spaces. European Journal of International Security. 2020 sep 2. https://doi.org/10.1017/eis.2020.10

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Liebetrau, Tobias ; Christensen, Kristoffer Kjærgaard. / The Ontological Politics of Cyber Security : Emerging Agencies, Actors, Sites and Spaces. I: European Journal of International Security. 2020.

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