Scandinavian Political Studies
© Nordic Political Science Association
Edited By: Åse Gornitzka and Carl-Henrik Knutsen
Impact Factor: 1.114
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 50/161 (Political Science)
Online ISSN: 1467-9477
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Damgaard, E. 1974. `Stability and Change in the Danish Party System over Half a Century', Scandinavian Political Studies 9, 103-25.
Pesonen, P. 1968. An Election in Finland. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Rokkan, S. 1975. `Towards a Generalized Concept of Verzuiling', Paper, ECPR Workshop on Religion and Language in Politics, London.
Valen, H. & Rokkan, S. 1977. `Norway: Conflict Structure and Mass Politics in a European Periphery', in Rose, R., ed., Electoral Behavior: A Comparative Handbook. New York: Free Press.
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