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Making and breaking states in Africa the Somali experience by Lewis, I. M.

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Published by Red Sea Press in Trenton, NJ .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Politics and government,
  • Nation-building,
  • Failed states

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementI.M. Lewis
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT407 .L48 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25041254M
ISBN 101569022895, 1569022909
LC Control Number2010019436

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