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When Do Campaign Effects Persist for Years? Evidence from a Natural Experiment. / Jager, Kai.

In: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, 19.11.2019.

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Jager, K 2019, 'When Do Campaign Effects Persist for Years? Evidence from a Natural Experiment', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12488

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Jager, K. (2019). When Do Campaign Effects Persist for Years? Evidence from a Natural Experiment. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12488

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Jager K. When Do Campaign Effects Persist for Years? Evidence from a Natural Experiment. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. 2019 Nov 19. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12488

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