Constitutionalism & politics
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Constitutionalism & politics international symposium, November 11-14, 1993

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Published by Slovak Committee of the European Cultural Foundation in [Bratislava] .
Written in English



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Other titlesConstitutionalism and politics
Statementproceedings edited by Irena Grudzińska-Gross in collaboration with Catherine Regan ... [et al.].
ContributionsGrudzińska-Gross, Irena., Bratislava Symposium (4th : 1993 : Piešt̕any, Slovakia)
LC ClassificationsKJC4444.9 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination368 p. ;
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL758040M
ISBN 108085681080
LC Control Number97154184

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