The features, impact and legacy of Berlusconi's campaigning techniques, language and style. / Vaccari, Cristian.

In: Modern Italy, Vol. 20, No. 1, 05.02.2015, p. 25-39.

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The features, impact and legacy of Berlusconi's campaigning techniques, language and style. / Vaccari, Cristian.

In: Modern Italy, Vol. 20, No. 1, 05.02.2015, p. 25-39.

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