‘Public Foreplay’ or Programmes for Government? The Content of the 2015 Party Manifestos. / Allen, Nicholas; Bara, Judith.

In: Parliamentary Affairs, Vol. 70, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 1-21.

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‘Public Foreplay’ or Programmes for Government? The Content of the 2015 Party Manifestos. / Allen, Nicholas; Bara, Judith.

In: Parliamentary Affairs, Vol. 70, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 1-21.

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Allen, Nicholas ; Bara, Judith. / ‘Public Foreplay’ or Programmes for Government? The Content of the 2015 Party Manifestos. In: Parliamentary Affairs. 2017 ; Vol. 70, No. 1. pp. 1-21.

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