Parties and democracy party structure and party performance in old and new democracies

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Published by Blackwell in Oxford, UK, Malden, MA .

Written in English

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  • Political parties.,
  • New democracies.,
  • Comparative government.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Richard Hofferbert.
ContributionsHofferbert, Richard I., 1937-
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LC ClassificationsJF2051 .P287 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 254 p. :
Number of Pages254
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL386756M
ISBN 100631209301
LC Control Number98049541

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