Democracy, democratization, and Africa
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Democracy, democratization, and Africa essays in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the ancient Greek discovery of democracy by

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Published by Africa-Link Books in Ibadan .
Written in English



  • Africa.,
  • Nigeria.


  • Democracy -- Africa.,
  • Democratization -- Africa.,
  • Democracy -- Nigeria.,
  • Democratization -- Nigeria.,
  • Democracy.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by L.A. Thompson.
ContributionsThompson, Lloyd A.
LC ClassificationsJQ1879.A15 D4613 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 269 p. ;
Number of Pages269
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL469246M
ISBN 109783154222
LC Control Number98191285

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