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Published by Sage Publications in New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, Calif .
Written in English


  • Democracy -- Islamic countries.,
  • Political culture -- Islamic countries.,
  • Islam and politics.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementedited by Zoya Hasan.
SeriesORF studies in Muslim societies -- v. 4
ContributionsHasan, Zoya.
LC ClassificationsJQ1852.A91 D46 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17989889M
ISBN 109780761935667
LC Control Number2007023146

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