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Systems theory and political behaviour

Tom Bryder

Systems theory and political behaviour

An interpretation of David Easton"s political science and its utility for empirical research.

by Tom Bryder

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Published by Aalborg Universitetscenter in Aalborg .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Easton, David, -- 1917-

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination49 p.
    Number of Pages49
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21032614M


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