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Counter-terrorist law in British universities: a review of the "Prevent" debate

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Counter-terrorist law in British universities : a review of the "Prevent" debate. / Greer, Steven; Bell, L C .

In: Public Law, Vol. 2018, No. January, 01.01.2018, p. 84-104.

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