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A party within a party posing as a movement? Momentum as a movement faction

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A party within a party posing as a movement? Momentum as a movement faction. / Dennis, James.

In: Journal of Information Technology and Politics, Vol. 17, No. 2, 17.02.2020, p. 97-113.

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Dennis, J 2020, 'A party within a party posing as a movement? Momentum as a movement faction', Journal of Information Technology and Politics, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 97-113. https://doi.org/10.1080/19331681.2019.1702608

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Dennis, James. / A party within a party posing as a movement? Momentum as a movement faction. In: Journal of Information Technology and Politics. 2020 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 97-113.

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