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Series: International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory : Areas, No 23
Number Of Pages: 458
Published: 1st November 1993
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.93