Courts and power in Latin America and Africa
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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English


  • Courts,
  • Courts -- Latin America,
  • Courts -- Africa,
  • Judicial power

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Edition Notes

StatementSiri Gloppen ... [et al.].
ContributionsGloppen, Siri.
LC ClassificationsK2100 .C668 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23614756M
ISBN 109780230621008
LC Control Number2009027536

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