Nordic Party Members: Linkages in Troubled Times

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Nordic Party Members : Linkages in Troubled Times. / Demker, Marie (Editor); Heidar, Knut (Editor); Kosiara-Pedersen, Karina (Editor).

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019. 272 p.

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Demker, M, Heidar, K & Kosiara-Pedersen, K (eds) 2019, Nordic Party Members: Linkages in Troubled Times. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

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Demker, M., Heidar, K., & Kosiara-Pedersen, K. (Eds.) (2019). Nordic Party Members: Linkages in Troubled Times. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Vancouver

Demker M, (ed.), Heidar K, (ed.), Kosiara-Pedersen K, (ed.). Nordic Party Members: Linkages in Troubled Times. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019. 272 p.

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Demker, Marie (Editor) ; Heidar, Knut (Editor) ; Kosiara-Pedersen, Karina (Editor). / Nordic Party Members : Linkages in Troubled Times. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019. 272 p.

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