Constituency Orientation in Irish Politics: Video Statements of the Candidates in the Irish General Election 2016

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Constituency Orientation in Irish Politics : Video Statements of the Candidates in the Irish General Election 2016. / Kusche, Isabel.

In: Irish Political Studies, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2017, p. 498-520.

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Kusche, Isabel. / Constituency Orientation in Irish Politics : Video Statements of the Candidates in the Irish General Election 2016. In: Irish Political Studies. 2017 ; Vol. 32, No. 3. pp. 498-520.

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