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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York .
Written in English


  • British Columbia. -- Citizens" Assembly on Electoral Reform.,
  • Elections British Columbia.,
  • Representative government and representation -- British Columbia.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-231) and index.

Statementedited by Mark E. Warren and Hilary Pearse.
SeriesTheories of institutional design
ContributionsWarren, Mark, Pearse, Hilary.
LC ClassificationsJL438 .D47 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 237 p. ;
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20749762M
ISBN 100521885078
ISBN 109780521885072
LC Control Number2008295679

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