Individualism Theories and Methods

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ContributionsPierre Birnbaum (Editor), Jean Leca (Editor), John Gaffney (Translator)
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Number of Pages352
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Open LibraryOL7398770M
ISBN 10019827324X
ISBN 109780198273240

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