The Nationalist Movement Party's Euroscepticism: Party Ideology Meets Strategy

  title={The Nationalist Movement Party's Euroscepticism: Party Ideology Meets Strategy},
  author={G. Avcı},
  journal={South European Society and Politics},
  pages={435 - 447}
  • G. Avcı
  • Published 2011
  • Economics
  • South European Society and Politics
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