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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Democracy,
  • Democratization,
  • Political stability

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAlfred Stepan, editor.
ContributionsStepan, Alfred C.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJC423 .D38125 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22672411M
ISBN 100801892902
ISBN 109780801892905
LC Control Number2008048650

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