Media and voters the audience, content, and influence of press and television at the 1987 general election by William Lockley Miller

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, Oxford, New York .

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  • Great Britain. Parliament -- Elections, -- 1987.,
  • Elections -- Great Britain.,
  • Mass media -- Political aspects -- Great Britain.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-227) and index.

Book details

StatementWilliam L. Miller.
LC ClassificationsJN956 .M54 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 231 p. :
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1535009M
ISBN 100198273770
LC Control Number91012899

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