Theory and the international system by Charles A. McClelland

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Written in English

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  • International relations -- Research,
  • International relations -- Psychological aspects

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Includes bibliographies.

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Statement[by] Charles A. McClelland.
SeriesGovernment in the modern world
LC ClassificationsJX1291 .M27
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 138 p.
Number of Pages138
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Open LibraryOL5983066M
LC Control Number66012348

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