Europe as ideological resource: the case of the Rassemblement National

  title={Europe as ideological resource: the case of the Rassemblement National},
  author={Marta Lorimer},
  journal={Journal of European Public Policy},
  pages={1388 - 1405}
  • M. Lorimer
  • Published 27 April 2020
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Journal of European Public Policy
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