Social theory and political practice

Wolfson College lectures 1981

Publisher: Clarendon in Oxford

Written in English
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  • Social structure.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementedited by Christopher Lloyd.
ContributionsLloyd, Christopher, 1950-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHM73
The Physical Object
Paginationix,182p. ;
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21172207M
ISBN 100198274475, 0198274483

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