Local government in the United States

by Vincent Ostrom

Publisher: ICS Press, Publisher: Distributed by Kampmann in San Francisco, Calif, New York, NY

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementVincent Ostrom, Robert Bish, Elinor Ostrom.
ContributionsBish, Robert L., Ostrom, Elinor.
LC ClassificationsJS331 .O85 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 251 p. :
Number of Pages251
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2045922M
ISBN 101558150307, 1558150293
LC Control Number88023003

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