Abandon ship? Party brands and politicians' responses to a political scandal

  title={Abandon ship? Party brands and politicians' responses to a political scandal},
  author={Gianmarco Daniele and Sergio Galletta and Benny Geys},
  journal={Journal of Public Economics},

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  • J. Kato
  • Political Science
    American Political Science Review
  • 1998
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