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Published by Joint Center for Political Studies in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



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StatementStephen L. Wasby.
ContributionsJoint Center for Political Studies (U.S.)
LC ClassificationsKF4891 .W37 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination29 p. ;
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3080045M
ISBN 100941410226
LC Control Number82180160

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