The French Socialist Party and Its Radical Ambiguity

  title={The French Socialist Party and Its Radical Ambiguity},
  author={Alistair Cole},
  journal={French Politics, Culture \& Society},
  • Alistair Cole
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • Political Science
  • French Politics, Culture & Society
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