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Financialisation of the transnational food chain: from threat to leverage point?

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Financialisation of the transnational food chain : from threat to leverage point? / Ferrando, Tomaso.

In: Transnational Legal Theory , Vol. 9, No. 3-4, 02.01.2019, p. 316-342.

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Ferrando, Tomaso. / Financialisation of the transnational food chain : from threat to leverage point?. In: Transnational Legal Theory . 2019 ; Vol. 9, No. 3-4. pp. 316-342.

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