The role of deliberation in attitude change : An empirical assessment of three theoretical mechanisms. / Smets, Kaat; Isernia, Pierangelo.

In: European Union Politics, Vol. 15, No. 3, 01.09.2014, p. 389-409.

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In: European Union Politics, Vol. 15, No. 3, 01.09.2014, p. 389-409.

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