“The Eternal Return? Faux Populism and Contemporarization of Neo-Fascism across Britain, France and Italy,” Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 17(2), 2009, pp. 171-192. / Mammone, Andrea.

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“The Eternal Return? Faux Populism and Contemporarization of Neo-Fascism across Britain, France and Italy,” Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 17(2), 2009, pp. 171-192. / Mammone, Andrea.

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