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Published by Oxford University Press in L̀ondon .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Political science,
  • State, The

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsJC253 M25 1966
The Physical Object
Pagination504p.
Number of Pages504
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20322912M

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