Elites, Single Parties and Political Decision-making in Fascist-era Dictatorships

  title={Elites, Single Parties and Political Decision-making in Fascist-era Dictatorships},
  author={Ant{\'o}nio Costa Pinto},
  journal={Contemporary European History},
  pages={429 - 454}
  • A. Pinto
  • Published 31 July 2002
  • Political Science
  • Contemporary European History
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