It’s a Group Thing: How Voters go to the Polls Together

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It’s a Group Thing : How Voters go to the Polls Together. / Bhatti, Yosef; Fieldhouse, Edward; Hansen, Kasper M.

In: Political Behavior, 01.01.2018, p. 34.

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Bhatti, Y, Fieldhouse, E & Hansen, KM 2018, 'It’s a Group Thing: How Voters go to the Polls Together' Political Behavior, pp. 34. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11109-018-9484-2

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Bhatti, Y., Fieldhouse, E., & Hansen, K. M. (2018). It’s a Group Thing: How Voters go to the Polls Together. Political Behavior, 34. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11109-018-9484-2

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Bhatti Y, Fieldhouse E, Hansen KM. It’s a Group Thing: How Voters go to the Polls Together. Political Behavior. 2018 Jan 1;34. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11109-018-9484-2

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Bhatti, Yosef ; Fieldhouse, Edward ; Hansen, Kasper M. / It’s a Group Thing : How Voters go to the Polls Together. In: Political Behavior. 2018 ; pp. 34.

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