Here to Stay? Populism as a New Party Type

  title={Here to Stay? Populism as a New Party Type},
  author={Andrej Zaslove},
  journal={European Review},
  pages={319 - 336}
  • A. Zaslove
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Political Science
  • European Review
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