La conquista populista de la esfera mediática.El caso de las elecciones presidenciales de 2017 en Francia

  1. Lucía Ballesteros Aguayo 1
  2. Manuel Bermúdez-Vázquez 2
  3. Jorge Lucena Pérez
  1. 1 Universidad de Sevilla, España
  2. 2 Universidad de Córdoba, España
Observatorio (OBS*)

ISSN: 1646-5954

Year of publication: 2021

Volume: 15

Issue: 3

Pages: 71-88

Type: Article

DOI: 10.15847/OBSOBS15320211847 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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