3 edition of prospects for democracy in Southern Africa found in the catalog.
prospects for democracy in Southern Africa
1993 by John W. McCormack Institute of Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts at Boston in Boston .
Written in English
|Other titles||Report on the proceedings of the Mt. Etjo conference on democratic transitions, 15-21 January 1992|
|Statement||by Padraig O"Malley.|
|Contributions||John W. McCormack Institute of Public Affairs.|
|LC Classifications||JQ2720.A91 O53 1993|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||49 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||49|
|LC Control Number||95622793|
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