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Democracy and illusion an examination of certain aspects of modern democratic theory by John Petrov Plamenatz

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Published by Longman in [London] .
Written in English


  • Democracy,
  • Political science -- History

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] John Plamenatz.
LC ClassificationsJC421 .P63
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 219 p.
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5463260M
ISBN 100582500486
LC Control Number73165916

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