Changing course or changing clothes? Reflections on the ideological evolution of the British National Party 1999–2006

@article{Copsey2007ChangingCO,
  title={Changing course or changing clothes? Reflections on the ideological evolution of the British National Party 1999–2006},
  author={Nigel Copsey},
  journal={Patterns of Prejudice},
  year={2007},
  volume={41},
  pages={61 - 82}
}
  • N. Copsey
  • Published 30 January 2007
  • Sociology
  • Patterns of Prejudice
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