Democracy’s New Song

  title={Democracy’s New Song},
  author={Marina Bilbija},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={64 - 77}
  • M. Bilbija
  • Published 25 July 2011
  • History
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
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