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The Conservative Party and Devolved National Identities: Scotland and Wales Compared

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The Conservative Party and Devolved National Identities: Scotland and Wales Compared. / Steven, Martin; Llyr ap Gareth, Owain; Baston, Lewis.

In: National Identities, Vol. 14, No. 1, 03.2012, p. 71-81.

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Steven, Martin ; Llyr ap Gareth, Owain ; Baston, Lewis. / The Conservative Party and Devolved National Identities: Scotland and Wales Compared. In: National Identities. 2012 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 71-81.

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