Political Parties and Political Issues (Sage professional papers in American politics)
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Political Parties and Political Issues (Sage professional papers in American politics) by Everett Carll Ladd

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Published by SAGE Publications Ltd .
Written in English


  • Party affiliation,
  • Public opinion,
  • United States

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Number of Pages82
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Open LibraryOL7907520M
ISBN 10080390357X
ISBN 109780803903579

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