Consociational Settlements and Reconstruction

  title={Consociational Settlements and Reconstruction},
  author={Sherrill Stroschein},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={115 - 97}
  • S. Stroschein
  • Published 9 October 2014
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
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