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Numbers rule the vexing mathematics of democracy, from Plato to the present by George Szpiro

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

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StatementGeorge G. Szpiro
LC ClassificationsQA99 .S97 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 226 p. ;
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24407960M
ISBN 100691139946
ISBN 109780691139944
LC Control Number2009028615

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