Democracy and decision the pure theory of electoral preference by Geoffrey Brennan

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  • Voting,
  • Social choice,
  • Pressure groups,
  • Democracy

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StatementGeoffrey Brennan, Loren Lomasky.
ContributionsLomasky, Loren E.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 237 p. ;
Number of Pages237
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Open LibraryOL19621432M
ISBN 100521585244
LC Control Number97040078

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