Just Greasing the Wheels? Mediating Difference or the Evasion of Power and Responsibility in Diplomacy

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Just Greasing the Wheels? Mediating Difference or the Evasion of Power and Responsibility in Diplomacy. / Adler-Nissen, Rebecca.

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Vol. 10, No. 1, 5, 2015, p. 22-28.

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Adler-Nissen, R 2015, 'Just Greasing the Wheels? Mediating Difference or the Evasion of Power and Responsibility in Diplomacy', The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, vol. 10, no. 1, 5, pp. 22-28. https://doi.org/10.1163/1871191X-12341303

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Adler-Nissen, R. (2015). Just Greasing the Wheels? Mediating Difference or the Evasion of Power and Responsibility in Diplomacy. The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 10(1), 22-28. [5]. https://doi.org/10.1163/1871191X-12341303

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Adler-Nissen R. Just Greasing the Wheels? Mediating Difference or the Evasion of Power and Responsibility in Diplomacy. The Hague Journal of Diplomacy. 2015;10(1):22-28. 5. https://doi.org/10.1163/1871191X-12341303

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Adler-Nissen, Rebecca. / Just Greasing the Wheels? Mediating Difference or the Evasion of Power and Responsibility in Diplomacy. In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy. 2015 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 22-28.

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