Contemporary problems of democracy.
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Contemporary problems of democracy.

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Published by Humanities Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Democracy

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementWith an introd. by Sidney Hook.
LC ClassificationsJC423 .Z63
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 150 p.
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5478607M
ISBN 100391002236
LC Control Number73187521

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