Peacekeeping Experiences as Triggers of Introspection in the Ghanaian Military Barracks

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Peacekeeping Experiences as Triggers of Introspection in the Ghanaian Military Barracks. / Agyekum, Humphrey Asamoah.

I: Africa Spectrum, Bind 55, Nr. 1, 14.05.2020, s. 50-72.

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Agyekum, HA 2020, 'Peacekeeping Experiences as Triggers of Introspection in the Ghanaian Military Barracks', Africa Spectrum, bind 55, nr. 1, s. 50-72. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002039720922868

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Agyekum, H. A. (2020). Peacekeeping Experiences as Triggers of Introspection in the Ghanaian Military Barracks. Africa Spectrum, 55(1), 50-72. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002039720922868

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Agyekum HA. Peacekeeping Experiences as Triggers of Introspection in the Ghanaian Military Barracks. Africa Spectrum. 2020 maj 14;55(1):50-72. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002039720922868

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Agyekum, Humphrey Asamoah. / Peacekeeping Experiences as Triggers of Introspection in the Ghanaian Military Barracks. I: Africa Spectrum. 2020 ; Bind 55, Nr. 1. s. 50-72.

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