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Eckersley, Robyn, ‘Greening the Nation-State: From Exclusive to Inclusive Sovereignty’ in John Barry and Robyn Eckersley (eds.), The State and the Global Ecological Crisis (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2005) pp. 159–180.

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