‘Welcome to the Counterjihad’: Uncivil Networks and the Narration of European Public Spheres

@article{Denes2012WelcomeTT,
  title={‘Welcome to the Counterjihad’: Uncivil Networks and the Narration of European Public Spheres},
  author={Nick Denes},
  journal={Journal of Civil Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={289 - 306}
}
  • Nick Denes
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Civil Society
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