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Dilemmas of democracy and political parties in sectarian societies

the case of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon 1949-1996
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Ḥizb al-Taqaddumī al-Ishtirākī (Lebanon), Lebanon -- Politics and government --

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StatementNazih Richani.
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LC ClassificationsJQ1828.A98 H597 1998
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Paginationviii, 183 p. :
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Open LibraryOL683533M
ISBN 100312174500
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