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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States.,
  • Costa Rica.,
  • Venezuela.

Subjects:

  • United States. Congress -- Term of office,
  • Costa Rica. Asamblea Legislativa -- Term of office,
  • Venezuela. Congreso de la República -- Term of office,
  • Representative government and representation,
  • Term limits (Public office) -- United States,
  • Term limits (Public office) -- Costa Rica,
  • Term limits (Public office) -- Venezuela

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-211) and index.

StatementJohn M. Carey.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJK1130 .C37 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 216 p. ;
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL807607M
ISBN 100521552338
LC Control Number95044289

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