Outside the Bubble: Social Media and Political Participation in Western Democracies. / Vaccari, Cristian; Valeriani, Augusto.

Oxford University Press, 2019. 300 p. (Oxford Studies in Digital Politics).

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Outside the Bubble: Social Media and Political Participation in Western Democracies. / Vaccari, Cristian; Valeriani, Augusto.

Oxford University Press, 2019. 300 p. (Oxford Studies in Digital Politics).

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Harvard

Vaccari, C & Valeriani, A 2019, Outside the Bubble: Social Media and Political Participation in Western Democracies. Oxford Studies in Digital Politics, Oxford University Press.

APA

Vaccari, C., & Valeriani, A. (2019). Outside the Bubble: Social Media and Political Participation in Western Democracies. (Oxford Studies in Digital Politics). Oxford University Press.

Vancouver

Vaccari C, Valeriani A. Outside the Bubble: Social Media and Political Participation in Western Democracies. Oxford University Press, 2019. 300 p. (Oxford Studies in Digital Politics).

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Vaccari, Cristian ; Valeriani, Augusto. / Outside the Bubble: Social Media and Political Participation in Western Democracies. Oxford University Press, 2019. 300 p. (Oxford Studies in Digital Politics).

BibTeX

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