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In from the Cold? : Left Parties and Government Involvement since 1989. / Bale, Tim; Dunphy, Richard.

In: Comparative European Politics, Vol. 9, No. 3, 07.2011, p. 269-291.

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Bale, T & Dunphy, R 2011, 'In from the Cold?: Left Parties and Government Involvement since 1989' Comparative European Politics, vol 9, no. 3, pp. 269-291., 10.1057/cep.2010.12

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Bale, T., & Dunphy, R. (2011). In from the Cold?: Left Parties and Government Involvement since 1989. Comparative European Politics, 9(3), 269-291. 10.1057/cep.2010.12

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Bale T, Dunphy R. In from the Cold?: Left Parties and Government Involvement since 1989. Comparative European Politics. 2011 Jul;9(3):269-291. Available from: 10.1057/cep.2010.12

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Bale, Tim; Dunphy, Richard / In from the Cold? : Left Parties and Government Involvement since 1989.

In: Comparative European Politics, Vol. 9, No. 3, 07.2011, p. 269-291.

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