Foreign Anti-Mainstream Propaganda and Democratic Publics

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MADER, Matthias, Nikolay MARINOV, Harald SCHOEN, 2022. Foreign Anti-Mainstream Propaganda and Democratic Publics. In: Comparative Political Studies. Sage. ISSN 0010-4140. eISSN 1552-3829. Available under: doi: 10.1177/00104140211060277

@article{Mader2022Forei-56957, title={Foreign Anti-Mainstream Propaganda and Democratic Publics}, year={2022}, doi={10.1177/00104140211060277}, issn={0010-4140}, journal={Comparative Political Studies}, author={Mader, Matthias and Marinov, Nikolay and Schoen, Harald} }

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