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How political are national identities? A comparison of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany in the 2010s. / Mader, Mathias; Scotto, Thomas; Reifler, Jason; Gries, Peter Hays; Isernia, Pierangelo; Schoen, Harald.

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Mader, Mathias ; Scotto, Thomas ; Reifler, Jason ; Gries, Peter Hays ; Isernia, Pierangelo ; Schoen, Harald. / How political are national identities? A comparison of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany in the 2010s. In: Research and Politics. 2018.

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