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Published by Sage in London, Thousand Oaks, CA .
Written in English



  • European Union countries,
  • Europe,
  • Europe.


  • European Union.,
  • Democracy -- Europe.,
  • European Union countries -- Politics and government.,
  • Europe -- Politics and government -- 1989-

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-292) and index.

Statementedited by Svein S. Andersen and Kjell A. Eliassen.
ContributionsAndersen, Svein S., 1952-, Eliassen, Kjell A.
LC ClassificationsJN40 .E87 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 295 p. :
Number of Pages295
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL543362M
ISBN 100761951121, 076195113X
LC Control Number96123116

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