Nationalism, politics and democracy in the development of post-communist societies
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Published by Kingston University, European Research Centre .
Written in English


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StatementPhilip Spencer and Howard Wollman.
SeriesDiscussion paper / Kingston University, European Research Centre -- 96/1
ContributionsWollman, Howard., Kingston University. European Research Centre.
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Open LibraryOL19424079M

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