Implicit Attitudes toward an Authoritarian Regime

@article{Truex2019ImplicitAT,
  title={Implicit Attitudes toward an Authoritarian Regime},
  author={Richard Olmsted Truex and Daniel L. Tavana},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  year={2019},
  volume={81},
  pages={1014 - 1027}
}
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