The Dog that Didn't Bark: The Role of Canines in the 2008 Campaign

@article{Mutz2010TheDT,
  title={The Dog that Didn't Bark: The Role of Canines in the 2008 Campaign},
  author={Diana C. Mutz},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  year={2010},
  volume={43},
  pages={707 - 712}
}
  • Diana C. Mutz
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • Sociology
  • PS: Political Science & Politics
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