The Ideology and Discourse of the English Defence League: ‘Not Racist, Not Violent, Just No Longer Silent’

@article{Kassimeris2015TheIA,
  title={The Ideology and Discourse of the English Defence League: ‘Not Racist, Not Violent, Just No Longer Silent’},
  author={George Kassimeris and Leonie B. Jackson},
  journal={The British Journal of Politics and International Relations},
  year={2015},
  volume={17},
  pages={171 - 188}
}
  • G. Kassimeris, L. Jackson
  • Published 1 February 2015
  • Sociology
  • The British Journal of Politics and International Relations
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