Local Government in Britain Since Reorganization (The New Local Government Series)
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Local Government in Britain Since Reorganization (The New Local Government Series)

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Published by Unwin Hyman .
Written in English


Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7273372M
ISBN 100043521010
ISBN 109780043521014

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