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constitutional status of local government

Martin Loughlin

constitutional status of local government

a report to the commission for local democracy

by Martin Loughlin

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Published by Commission for Local Democracy in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMartin Loughlin.
SeriesCLD research report -- No.3
ContributionsCommission for Local Democracy.
The Physical Object
Pagination35p. ;
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17286798M
ISBN 101899108157

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