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Paradoxes of Democracy Fragility, Continuity, and Change (Woodrow Wilson Center Press) by Shmuel N. Eisenstadt

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Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Political science & theory,
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Democracy,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Sociology - General,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Political Science / Foreign Legal Systems,
  • Politics - Current Events

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7870544M
ISBN 100801863090
ISBN 109780801863097

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