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When do party supporters abandon the party leader? The intraparty conflict of the Alternative for Germany

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When do party supporters abandon the party leader? The intraparty conflict of the Alternative for Germany. / Jager, Kai.

In: Party Politics, 26.06.2019.

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Jager, K 2019, 'When do party supporters abandon the party leader? The intraparty conflict of the Alternative for Germany', Party Politics. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354068819857177

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Jager, K. (2019). When do party supporters abandon the party leader? The intraparty conflict of the Alternative for Germany. Party Politics. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354068819857177

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Jager K. When do party supporters abandon the party leader? The intraparty conflict of the Alternative for Germany. Party Politics. 2019 Jun 26. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354068819857177

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Jager, Kai. / When do party supporters abandon the party leader? The intraparty conflict of the Alternative for Germany. In: Party Politics. 2019.

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