Divisive Primaries: Party Organizations, Ideological Groups, and the Battle over Party Purity

@article{Murakami2008DivisivePP,
  title={Divisive Primaries: Party Organizations, Ideological Groups, and the Battle over Party Purity},
  author={Michael Hughes Murakami},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  year={2008},
  volume={41},
  pages={918 - 923}
}
  • M. Murakami
  • Published 1 October 2008
  • Political Science
  • PS: Political Science & Politics
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