Strategic narrative : A new means to understand soft power. / Roselle, Laura; Miskimmon, Alister; O'Loughlin, Ben.

In: Media, War & Conflict, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.04.2014, p. 70-84.

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Strategic narrative : A new means to understand soft power. / Roselle, Laura; Miskimmon, Alister; O'Loughlin, Ben.

In: Media, War & Conflict, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.04.2014, p. 70-84.

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Roselle, Laura ; Miskimmon, Alister ; O'Loughlin, Ben. / Strategic narrative : A new means to understand soft power. In: Media, War & Conflict. 2014 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 70-84.

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