The American political system by Ken Kollman

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Published by W.W. Norton & Co. in New York .

Written in English

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  • Politics and government

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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StatementKen Kollman
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJK276 .K66 2012
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. ( various pagings) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25186199M
ISBN 109780393913040
LC Control Number2011029028

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