Di lotta e di governo: The Lega Nord and Rifondazione Comunista in office

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Di lotta e di governo: The Lega Nord and Rifondazione Comunista in office. / Albertazzi, Daniele; McDonnell, D; Newell, JL.

In: Party Politics, Vol. 17, No. 4, 01.07.2011, p. 471-487.

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Albertazzi, Daniele ; McDonnell, D ; Newell, JL. / Di lotta e di governo: The Lega Nord and Rifondazione Comunista in office. In: Party Politics. 2011 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 471-487.

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