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Stumbling block or stepping stone? : The influence of direct democracy on individual participation in parliamentary elections

Stumbling block or stepping stone? : The influence of direct democracy on individual participation in parliamentary elections

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FREITAG, Markus, Isabelle STADELMANN-STEFFEN, 2010. Stumbling block or stepping stone? : The influence of direct democracy on individual participation in parliamentary elections. In: Electoral Studies. 29(3), pp. 472-483

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