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The evolution of green politics development and change within European Green Parties by Jon Burchell

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Published by Earthscan Publications in London, Sterling, VA .
Written in English



  • Europe.


  • Political parties -- Europe.,
  • Green movement -- Europe.,
  • Environmental policy -- Europe.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [174]-185) and index.

StatementJon Burchell.
LC ClassificationsJN94.A979 B87 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination202 p. ;
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3556110M
ISBN 101853837512, 1853837520
LC Control Number2002012950

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