Power and democracy in America by Peter F. Drucker

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Published by University of Notre Dame Press in [Notre Dame, Ind.] .

Written in English

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  • United States


  • Power (Social sciences),
  • Democracy.,
  • Liberty.,
  • United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-

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Statement[by] Peter F. Drucker, Delbert C. Miller [and] Robert A. Dahl. Edited by William V. D"Antonio and Howard J. Ehrlich.
ContributionsD"Antonio, William V., ed., Ehrlich, Howard J., ed.
LC ClassificationsHN57 .D78 1961
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 181 p.
Number of Pages181
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Open LibraryOL5827084M
LC Control Number61014878

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