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Comparing Mutuality and Solidarity in Its Application to Disaster Ethics

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Comparing Mutuality and Solidarity in Its Application to Disaster Ethics. / Kuppuswamy, Chamundeeswari.

Ethics and Law for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosive Crises. ed. / Donal P. O'Mathúna; Iñigo de Miguel Beriain. Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature , 2019. p. 105-116 (The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology; Vol. 20).

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Harvard

Kuppuswamy, C 2019, Comparing Mutuality and Solidarity in Its Application to Disaster Ethics. in DP O'Mathúna & I de Miguel Beriain (eds), Ethics and Law for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosive Crises. The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology, vol. 20, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature , pp. 105-116.

APA

Kuppuswamy, C. (2019). Comparing Mutuality and Solidarity in Its Application to Disaster Ethics. In D. P. O'Mathúna, & I. de Miguel Beriain (Eds.), Ethics and Law for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosive Crises (pp. 105-116). (The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology; Vol. 20). Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature .

Vancouver

Kuppuswamy C. Comparing Mutuality and Solidarity in Its Application to Disaster Ethics. In O'Mathúna DP, de Miguel Beriain I, editors, Ethics and Law for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosive Crises. Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature . 2019. p. 105-116. (The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology).

Author

Kuppuswamy, Chamundeeswari. / Comparing Mutuality and Solidarity in Its Application to Disaster Ethics. Ethics and Law for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosive Crises. editor / Donal P. O'Mathúna ; Iñigo de Miguel Beriain. Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature , 2019. pp. 105-116 (The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology).

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