The Rise and Fall of Social Democracy, 1918-2017. / Benedetto, Giacomo; Hix, Simon; Mastrorocco, Nicola.

In: American Political Science Review, Vol. 114, No. 3, 08.2020, p. 928-939.

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The Rise and Fall of Social Democracy, 1918-2017. / Benedetto, Giacomo; Hix, Simon; Mastrorocco, Nicola.

In: American Political Science Review, Vol. 114, No. 3, 08.2020, p. 928-939.

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Benedetto, G, Hix, S & Mastrorocco, N 2020, 'The Rise and Fall of Social Democracy, 1918-2017', American Political Science Review, vol. 114, no. 3, pp. 928-939. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420000234

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Benedetto, G., Hix, S., & Mastrorocco, N. (2020). The Rise and Fall of Social Democracy, 1918-2017. American Political Science Review, 114(3), 928-939. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420000234

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Benedetto G, Hix S, Mastrorocco N. The Rise and Fall of Social Democracy, 1918-2017. American Political Science Review. 2020 Aug;114(3):928-939. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420000234

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Benedetto, Giacomo ; Hix, Simon ; Mastrorocco, Nicola. / The Rise and Fall of Social Democracy, 1918-2017. In: American Political Science Review. 2020 ; Vol. 114, No. 3. pp. 928-939.

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