Liberal Democracy and Social Control

  title={Liberal Democracy and Social Control},
  author={Andrew Hacker},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={1009 - 1026}
  • A. Hacker
  • Published 1 December 1957
  • History
  • American Political Science Review
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