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Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism : dead but not buried. / Jessop, Bob.

In: British Politics, Vol. 10, No. 1, 04.2015, p. 16-30.

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Jessop, Bob. / Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism : dead but not buried. In: British Politics. 2015 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 16-30.

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