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Democracy And Civil Society in Arab Political Thought Transcultural Possibilities (Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East) by Michaelle L. Browers

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Published by Syracuse University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Cultural studies,
  • Political ideologies,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Middle East,
  • Islamic Studies,
  • Democracy,
  • Middle East - General,
  • Arab countries,
  • Civil society,
  • Political culture

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8049558M
ISBN 100815630999
ISBN 109780815630999

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