The discipline of politics by Blondel, Jean

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Published by Butterworths in London, Boston .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Political science

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementJean Blondel.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJA66 .B575 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 222 p. ;
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3034856M
ISBN 100408107855, 0408106816
LC Control Number82123883

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