Problems of democracy in Latin America
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Published by Institute of Latin American Studies, Stockholm University in Stockholm, Sweden .
Written in English



  • Latin America


  • Democracy -- Latin America -- Congresses.,
  • Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1980- -- Congresses.

Book details:

Edition Notes

English, with two articles in Spanish.

Statementeditor Roberto Espíndola.
ContributionsEspíndola, Roberto.
LC ClassificationsJL966 .I59 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination172 p. ;
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL602618M
ISBN 109185894451
LC Control Number96196667

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