Referendums as resistance: international pressures and nationalist recoil in Iceland

  title={Referendums as resistance: international pressures and nationalist recoil in Iceland},
  author={Oddn{\'y} Helgad{\'o}ttir and J{\'o}n Gunnar {\'O}lafsson},
  journal={Journal of European Public Policy},
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